Council of European Professional and Managerial Staff

By representing almost six millions Professionals and Managers in Europe, Eurocadres focuses on an efficient force of the trade union movement, to develop and stimulate all professional levels of work.

Eurocadres is associated with the ETUC, but it is autonomous and addresses Professional and Managerial Staff issues.


Don’t hold Professionals & Managers hostage

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EU Trade Secrets directive proposal
Eurocadres has some serious objections to the European Commission’s proposal for a directive on the protection of trade secrets and the Council’s position.

Definitions are unclear and there are clear risks of lock-in effects that will reduce career mobility for professionals and managers. Potentially putting a ban on use of knowledge will not improve the climate for innovation in Europe.

The proposal is unbalanced and do not take employee interests into consideration.
Read our opinion paper (PDF)

Eurocadres has together with several other NGOs from the health, environment, food safety and consumer sectors, launched a joint statement about the trade secrets directive proposal by the European Commission. We have several concerns relating to whistleblowing, labour mobility, freedom of expression, environment and so on. Read our revised joint statement, issued on 23rd March 2015.



Last articles

Revised joint statement on the trade secrets directive proposal

Multi-sectoral civil society coalition calls for greater protections for consumers, journalists, whistleblowers, researchers and workers

Eurocadres Opposes Commission Trade Secrets Proposal at Tripartite Social Summit

Martin Jefflén, President of Eurocadres, gave voice to the wide-spread concerns about the European Commission’s Trade Secrets directive proposal when speaking at the Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment, taking place in Brussels on March 19th 2015 in preparation of the EU Summit. (...)

8th of March: Improving Representation of Women in Managerial Positions

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Eurocadres welcomes the new Commission work programme

PUBLISHED 18.12.2014 Eurocadres – the Council of European Professional and Managerial Staff – is satisfied that the European Commission has decided to prioritise jobs, growth and investment in its working programme. Europe is facing demographic challenges and rising unemployment, especially (...)

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