The Alliance is glad to welcome among its supporters MEP Evelyn Regner (Austria), from the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D). In the European Parliament, she is Vice-Chair in the JURI Committee on Legal Affairs and Substitute in the EMPLCommittee on Employment and Social Affairs.
In Austria Ms Regner is Member of the ÖGB (Austrian Trade Union Federation) Executive Board.
World day for Decent Work: Call for Action/ YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT
7 October 2012
The repercussions of the crisis are catastrophic for young people: Finding a job is becoming almost impossible... and finding a good job is a stroke of luck. The quality of the contracts offered to young people provides no guarantee of a secure and stable position in the labour market, which strongly influences their personal and family lives.
Therefore, the Alliance calls on members, supporters and all citizens to make the WORLD DAY FOR DECENT WORK visible on 7 October 2012! >Read more
New member from Italy
17 September 2012
We welcome our new member from Italy ! Confesercenti della Provincia di Allessandria is a Provincial Business organisation for commerce, tourism, services and crafts as well as small-medium sized businesses (SMB). It represents the interests of SMBs in the north-west Italian Province Alessandria. Founded in Rome in 1971, its national association is one of the leading business organisations in Italy. It represents over 270,000 businesses from commerce, tourism, services and crafts as well as from among small-medium sized businesses (SMB) of industry, capable of providing employment for over 800,000 people. Their common mission is to facilitate the work of SMBs through cooperation and capacity-building while stressing the contribution of the small- and medium scale companies for the Italian economy. Confesercenti della Provincia di Alessandria is already engaged as strong advocator for a work-free Sunday.
Labelled as “Kolping Youth is making Sunday” (“Kolpingjugend macht Sonntag”), the participating adolescents compiled a website to share their ideas for a perfect day at the end of the week. Subdivided into the following three categories “Sunday through faith and church”, “Sunday for you and me”, and “Sunday for the society and politics” interested youth groups can find useful background information, such as several citations of German laws on Sunday protection, but also creative drawings from a painting contest as well as concepts for youth Masses and group meetings on a Sunday. The aim of the young people is to highlight the importance of Sunday as the weekly day of rest for society while at the same time providing youth groups with creative and inspiring input for their meetings. Read more
A Sunday in Spain
6 May 2012 in Logroño
They played card games, enjoyed the sun in their deck-chairs and demonstrated that the Sunday shall be preserved for families, friends and recreation – and not for work, business and commerce. In the centre of Spain’s northern city Logroño, on the Plaza del Mercado, the Spanish Catholic Movement “Hermandad Obrera de Accion Catolica” (HOAC) illustrated on the 6th May 2012 how they wish to pass their Sunday. Their event was organized in the promotion of the European Sunday Alliance and was obviously for all participants a pleasant relief for their daily life in the week.
4 march 2012: European Day for a Work free Sunday !
Sunday 4 March 2012, on the European Day for a work free Sunday,
Markus Schlagnitweit and Helmut Schmidingerden climbed on top of the LAGELSBERG, 2.008 m (in Warscheneck-Stock/Austria) to show that Sundays offer possibilities for such performances.