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Viewpoints on Europe by Community trade union leaders. Trade Union Information Special Number, May 1975

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O~CE ADDRESSES: Dublin: 29 Merrion Square A433to trade union information SPECIAL NUMBER - MAY 1975 VIEWPOINTS ON EUROPE BY COMMUNITY TRADE UNION LEADERS Interviews with trade union leaders from the partners of Britain in the European Community Produced by the trade union information division Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland London: 20 Kensington Palace Gardens London W8, 4QQ, England New York: 277 Park Avenue N.Y. 10017, U.S.A. X/232/75-E Washington: 2100 M Street, N.W. Suite 707, Washington 20037 European Communities (DG X Information)- 200 rue de Ia loi, 1049 Brussels- Belgium collsvs Text Box collsvs Text Box - I - INTRODUCTION We have pleasure in presenting primarily to British readers a series of interviews on the European Community given by trade union leaders from other member countries. We informed them that the interviews were intended primarily for a British audience and invited them to give a frank exposition of their organisation's ~ on the European Community. We believe that the result is a worthwhile information exercise. In order to avoid any danger of receiving stereotyped replies, we asked slightly different questions in each case. Again, for the sake of variety some of the interviews are not with the general secretary of the national trade union centre but with another top leader. In certain countries the European Trade Union Confederation has more than one affili- ated organisation. We have chosen the organisations with a view to getting a wide range of trade union opinion amongst the interviews. Most of the organisations belong at world level to the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (of which the British TUC is the largest affiliate), but one is part of the World Confederation of Labour (the grouping formerly known as the International Federation of Christian Trade Unions) and one is an associate member of the World Federation of Trade Unions (which has over 90 per cent of its declared memb

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