ELA is strengthening its economic independence: 93% of its revenue comes from membership dues

May 10, 2017

ELA is strengthening its economic independence: 93% of its revenue comes from membership dues. In a unique example of transparency, ELA has brought together professionals from different means of communications in Bilbao this morning to check its membership information and the accuracy and integrity of all the information made public by the trade union could be certified.

European trade unions statement in solidarity with Palestinian hunger strikers

May 08, 2017

On 17 April 2017 around 1500 Palestinian political prisoners announced the beginning of an open hunger strike. Striking prisoners are calling for an end to Israel’s practice of abuse, solitary confinement, torture, medical negligence and denial of rights guaranteed under international law—including the right to a fair trial and visitation by family.

“We defend our trade union independence in order to influence politics as well”

May 04, 2017

Thousands of people – over 12,000 have seconded the actions called by ELA in Bilbao and Iruñea for the First of May. People who, with their feet firmly on the ground, have claimed our right to change things to obtain a fairer and more solidary Euskal Herria.

ELA took part in the public event for the disarmament in Baiona and it is showing its contentment that the process was completed successfully

Apr 12, 2017

ELA took part in the public disarmament event in Baiona, and it is showing its contentment that the process was completed successfully. Txiki Muñoz (secretary general of ELA) and Joxe Elorrieta (ex-secretary general) were amongst the 120 leading figures who took part in the main event. Additionally, hundreds of members of ELA supported the work carried out by the Craftsmen of Peace in Baiona.

A demonstration in defence of the Guarantee of Income

Apr 03, 2017

Thousands of people took to the streets on the 1st of April to claim the system of Guarantee of Income and against the criminalisation of those receiving it, at a demonstration called by the signatories of the Charter of Social Rights of the Basque Country.

"We must lend credibility to irreversible, unilateral and complete disarmament"

Apr 05, 2017

ELA, LAB, CCOO, UGT, STEE EILAS, ESK, Etxalde Mugimendua, HIRU, PNV, EH Bildu, PSE, Podemos Euskadi, Ezker Anitza, Equo Euskadi, Geroa Bai, Podemos Nafarroa and Izquierda Ezkerra have appeared before the media to lend credibility to ETAS’s disarmament, which will take place on Saturday in Baiona.

A congress to become stronger

Apr 06, 2017

ELA will hold its 14th Confederal Congress on the 15th and 16th of June, 2017, at the Bilbao Palacio Euskalduna, under the slogan ‘Indarberritzen’ (Getting stronger), which condenses and reflects a fundamental idea: this Congress must be an event to motivate the militant cadres of ELA and to recharge its batteries to face up to the challenges over the next four years.

ELA is showing its satisfaction for a prompt disarming by ETA

Mar 30, 2017

ELA is showing its acknowledgement to the so-called “craftsmen of peace” for the work performed to reach this point, as well as to all the people, groups and institutions committed to the process.