ETUCE supports the Global Day of Action to defeat free trade and investment agreements on 18 April 2015. ETUCE, together with other trade unions, civil society organisations, farmers, youth, women, indigenous movements and grassroots activists from across the world, come together with the joint message that the economy must work for people and the planet, rather than for corporations aiming to maximise profits.

On 30 March the Committee for Women's Rights and Gender equality in the European Parliament organised a workshop on the main causes of female poverty. Speakers of the event were among others Prof. Diane Perrons from the London School of Economic, who explained that despite of the differences between the countries, the poverty risk, during working life and in old age, is much higher for women than for men.

In spring 2015 the think-tank friends of Europe has published the report "Unequal Europe, Recommendations for a more caring EU". The report criticises the current social policy legislation in most of the European member states and proposes an "inter-generational solidarity and a renewed sense of social cohesion and cohesion between richer and poorer member states".

The European Parliament's Committee on Culture and Education (CULT) adopted its recommendations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations on 16 April 2015. The CULT opinion stresses the need to clearly protect public quality education in the framework of the TTIP negotiations. The opinion also makes unequivocally clear that TTIP must ensure that under no circumstances can government subsidies or support be challenged under the treaty.

In the fourth round of pay negotiations an agreement on future pay increases was finally achieved. The German public sector unions, among them ETUCE member GEW, and the German federal states (Bundesländer) as the employers of 900.000 employees including 200.000 teachers and about 200.000 higher education teachers and researchers agreed on an increase of  2,1% starting from March 2015. Additionally, next year there will be another increase of 2,3 % with a  minimum of 75 Euro per month.

The Maternity Leave Directive is in danger of being withdrawn from the European Parliament as part of its bureaucracy reduction plan (REFIT). The REFIT (Regulatory Fitness and Performance: Results and Next Steps) plan uses the justification to reduce "the regulatory burdens" and "make administrative processes easier" to cut down social right legislations.