ECTUN – Report of 2017 Conference

The 16th conference of the European Capitals Trade Union Network met in London 8-10 March 2017. The meeting was hosted by SERTUC at Esher Place. There were 44 participants, and 22 confederations were represented.

Capital Cities Conference 2017 at Esher

Before the conference a survey was conducted amongst Network members on migration to capital cities in Europe and the results were presented to delegates during the conference.

ETUC general secretary Luca Visentini attended the conference leading a presentation on the Future of Europe, and UK trade unions Unite and BECTU presented their response to Brexit.

A key piece of the work, designed to strengthen the ECTUN for the future, was the agreement of a set of Rules for the future organisation of the organisation to enable it to better work with other regional and international trade union organisations.

The conference also heard from