- protest by tradesmen and construction firms;
- protest by the European Transport Workers Union.
Lieu: Strasbourg, France - European Parliament
End production: 11/12/2012 First transmission: 11/12/2012
Confederation of small building companies protested in Strasbourg in front of the European Parliament today against significant increases applied to craft enterprises
According to the Confederation, some building craft enterprises faced increases very high costs. For some the increase can reach 100%, 400% or 1000%, compared to 2011, and "without consultation".
European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF), are urging the European Parliament’s plenary to echo the decision of its transport committee and reject a proposal for a ground handling regulation across European Union airports.
Unionists assembled in front of the European Parliament (EP) in Strasbourg on 11 December, the day before the crucial vote on the European Commission proposal takes place. They are demanding that the EP vote against the proposal, mirroring the transport committee’s decision in Brussels last month.
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||Views with the demonstrators, close-up flags, posters, atmosphere (6 shots)
||SOUNDBITE (English): Fransua BALLESTERO, Political Secretary, Transport & Construction workers Federation
"The European Commission has made a proposal to revise the Directive on 1996. We are here to say no this proposal, we want to reject it, because the opening of the market from the proposal of the Commission without binding social provision is not what we want as workers. The workers in this sector are very poor, their working conditions are very bad, we want to improve them."
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||SOUNDBITE(English): Enrique CARMONA, President Transport & Construction workers Federation
"To the Parliament, to the members of the Parliament, we are telling them please, please listen to the citizens they are putting you there, and help us to build a real Europe of the citizens, we need social inside to our legislation we need that you help us to build a Europe that we all want."
||Views with the demonstrators; close-up flags, posters, atmosphere (6 shots)
||SOUNDBITE (German): Rene HEMMERLE, President BAUINNUNG
"Why are we protesting? Because a lot of workers today earn fiver or seven Euro whereas other workers earn twenty Euros, we must therefore reassure that in Europe today the workers earn the same amount of money."
||Views with the demonstrators; close-up flags, posters, atmosphere (2 shots)