For the right to work:
- For the right to an independent and free choice of work, total
opposition to workfare measures under the pretext of »return to work« or
any attempt to impose unacceptable working conditions on the unemployed.
For massive new jobs that are socially, culturally, ecologically useful
with guaranteed salaries and terms and conditions of work.
- For an immediate, general and massive reduction in working hours with
job creation, without loss of salary or purchasing power, without
flexibility or annualisation.
- Total opposition to all lay-offs, starting with those firms that have
- Total opposition to all forms of precarisation of working conditions and
wages and against imposed part-time work,and insecure jobs.
- Total opposition to child labour and exploitation of immigrant workers
in undeclared jobs.
For equality in law and pratice between men and women. Total
opposition to any form of discrimination that prevents equal access to jobs and salaries to
For improvements covering all existing social Rights in Europe that
all European member states must undertake, these rights to be aligned on the most
advantageous social gains and rights for all citizens, and to include free access to
all essential services, in particular, for the low paid and the
- Right to good health-care for all;
- Right to housing;
- Right to education, culture and training courses;
- Right to justice;
- Right of the young to an income,job and training;
- Right to transport and all means of communication;
- Right to utilities: electricity, gas, water ...
- Right to a retirement pension;
- Freedom of movement for people and residency papers for all.
For the recognition of assocations and organisations of the unemployed
and those in job insecurity and respect for their right to free
expression and to engage in independent action.
European Marches against unemployment, insecure jobs and exclusions.
Brussels, 30th janary 2000