A few days before the European elections, the “Congress” of the European Trade Union Confederation was launched in Vienna, Austria.
The ETUC, which is funded about 75% by the EU’s mechanisms in order to intervene in Europe’s trade union movement and promote EU’s anti-workers’ policies, organized a great pre-election show for the European Social Democracy and the EU, which it named “Congress”.
This show started with Commission President Jean-Claude Junger, whom the Secretary-General of the ETUC personally thanked for “rescuing social Europe”.
Also took the floor various representatives of the European Social Democracy, such as Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen and Portugal’s Prime Minister Antonio Costa, Austrian Socialist Party chairwoman Pamela Rendi-Wagner, Portuguese socialist party MEP Maria João Rodrigues, as well as SYRIZA’s German brother party, DIE LINKE MEP, Thomas Händel, using the mechanism of the ETUC to portray themselves as pro-workers, those who have destroyed the lives of European workers and along with the USA and NATO they slaughter peoples.
This show was not spoiled even by the speech of Europe’s employers’ representative, of BusinessEurope, since he thanked the ETUC for its services in promoting social dialogue and class collaboration, ie disarming workers for employers’ profits.
What we can say with certainty that no one saw at the ETUC Congress, was… workers.