All articles by: Kate Holman

Praise for Labour’s Brexit position

Published: October 4, 2017
Written by Kate Holman

In his annual State of the European Union address on 13 September, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker hardly mentioned Brexit. “On 29 March 2019, the United Kingdom will leave the European …

MEPs slam UK over right to remain

Published: March 8, 2017
Written by Kate Holman

Theresa May came under more pressure in the European Parliament last week to guarantee the right of EU citizens to stay in the UK after Brexit, when MEPs raised questions …

European pay campaign launched

Published: February 24, 2017
Written by Kate Holman

An ambitious 18-month campaign to raise wages for workers across Europe took off last week in Brussels, led by the European Trade Union Confederation. At the launch conference, trade unionists …

Euro socialists promise to make it Together

Published: November 4, 2016
Written by Kate Holman

Socialist parties and social activists from around Europe gathered at the European Parliament in Brussels last month to boost their spirits and launch new action in the face of the …

Disunity at the heart of the EU

Published: September 26, 2016
Written by Kate Holman

European leaders took time to stop and reflect on the future of the continent in Bratislava last week at a meeting of the heads of 27 EU governments – without …

Bruxellois defiant against terror

Published: April 1, 2016
Written by Kate Holman

Accusations and counter-accusations about the devastating terrorist attacks that brought Brussels to a standstill and who was to blame for security failures are still in full swing at national, European …

Welcome for water as right

Published: October 9, 2015
Written by Kate Holman

Trade unions representing public service workers in Europe have enthusiastically welcomed European Parliament support for their demand that water and sanitation should be legally defined as a human right.

Court rules on working time

Published: October 9, 2015
Written by Kate Holman

Workers who do not have a fixed office must be paid for the time spent travelling between home and clients at the beginning and end of the day, according to …