Euskal Herria’s Charter of Social Rights is calling for mobilisations against the process of impoverishment: demonstrations on the 19th of November

Oct 18, 2022

The agents and trade unions that constitute Euskal Herria’s Charter of Social Rights have appeared in Donostia on the International Day against Poverty and they have announced mobilisations under the slogan “Pobretzeari STOP! Decent living conditions and price control now!” The mobilising dynamic will reach its peak at the demonstrations held on the 19th of November in the four capital cities of Hego Euskal Herria. At 12 midday they will start out from Artium in Gasteiz, and at 5.30 pm they will be in Iruñea (from the Baluarte), Donostia (from the Boulevard) and Bilbao (from the Sagrado Corazón). These mobilisations intend to be, alongside other movements, expressions of convergence with many different fights.

The impoverishment process is speeding up. ELA’s proposals to face up to this crisis

Sep 13, 2022

Impoverishment and social inequality are on the rise. ELA will defend salaries, tax reform and control over prices. The General Secretary, Mitxel Lakuntza, is accusing employers of wanting to devalue wages by blocking the negotiations for the agreements

ELA demands the dissolution of NATO as a route towards a safer and more peaceful world

Jun 27, 2022

ELA is taking advantage of the summit that is currently being held in Madrid to reaffirm its rejection of NATO and to demand its dissolution, as an essential condition towards a safer and more peaceful world, without the constant threat of military expansion that this institution defends.

Last weekend’s deaths at the Melilla border fence are the result of the European Union’s policies

Jun 27, 2022

The events that took place on the 24th of June, 2022 at the border between Nador and Melilla resulted in the death of many migrants, along with hundreds of injured people. The actions by the police forces, causing a massacre, have been shown around the world with the images being shared on social media and in the mainstream media. In ELA’s opinion, these deaths are the responsibility of the European Union’s policies and it urges the participation in mobilisations to reject these deaths and the hypocrisy of the border controls and the agreement between Spain and Morocco.

ELA will back Industry and Construction for a sharing out of the wealth in view of the growing business profits

Jun 16, 2022

The 342 congress-goers have re-elected Unai Martínez as the General Secretary and the rest of the Federation’s Permanent Commission with a 94.4% backing at the Congress held today in Gasteiz. In his speech, Mitxel Lakuntza denounced that “the Basque Government has supported Mercedes to make the working conditions more insecure in exchange for public money.”

ELA-Gizalan will be invested in the consolidation of public employment and in dignifying care work

Jun 15, 2022

The 219 delegates of ELA’s Gizalan Federation have re-elected Igor Eizagirre as the General Secretary of the Federation at the congress held today in Burlada (Nafarroa), with the backing of 94% of the votes issued. Mitxel Lakuntza has demanded a change in taxation and real consolidation processes defending public services. The ELA-Gizalan (Public Services) Congress held at the Casa de Cultura in Burlada (Navarra) under the slogan ‘Guztiona, lehen lerrora’ (‘Above all, common to everyone’) has passed four resolutions amongst which the ones demanding the right to live and work in the Basque Country, guaranteeing some universal, free, high-quality public services (with particular emphasis on the care sectors), as well as the organisational need to systematically face up to the many labour conflicts.

The ELA-Zerbitzuak federation will redouble its efforts in the fight against job insecurity and the wage gap, after carrying out 100 strikes in 4 years

Jun 14, 2022

The congress was held today at the Kurssal donostiarra, where 178 people have re-elected Mari Kruz Elkoro as General Secretary of the federation. Mitxel Lakuntza underscored that “there is no lack of staff, as the employers complain, but rather there is an absence of good living and working conditions.”

ELA demands an urgent tax reform to ensure that companies contribute at least 25% of their profits to the Corporations Tax

Jun 07, 2022

Mitxel Lakuntza, General Secretary of ELA, and Mikel Noval (Head of the Studies Department) have set forth the need for the urgent passing of a tax reform to raise the taxes on capital and high incomes. Likewise, they have presented the latest report on Taxation carried out by the trade union.