Instead of losing ourselves in internal debate and national egoism that could even lead to the disintegration of the EU, we need to stand up for what has been the foundation of Europe’s success. Unions have always fought for and will keep on fighting for a Europe of sustainable growth, with more and secure jobs and quality employment, a Europe which strives to offer good living conditions to its citizens in every Member State, a Europe that stands for the fair distribution of income and assets, and a Europe that respects labour and human rights and offers shelter to people fleeing war.

Happy Labour Day!