Young trade unionists debate European workers’ rights at UNI Europa Finance Youth Academy

Friday 27 April 2018

The UNI Europa Finance Youth Academy took place in Bucharest from 24 to 26 April, bringing together young and active trade unionists from across Europe, to learn about and exchange experiences on industrial relations and social dialogue in their sector. The sessions on European models of industrial relations were accompanied by an in-depth look at International Labour Standards and their role in the strategies of UNI Global and UNI Europa in multinationals in the finance sector.

The event included a lively presentation and debate on the European Pillar of Social Rights, its potential to help improve working conditions for young workers, and UNI Europa’s ongoing campaigning to ensure the Pillar is not just empty promises but results in concrete advances for social and employment rights in every EU Member State. The participants were especially keen to see more coordinated efforts at the EU level to ensure continuous access to skills and lifelong learning for workers, equal opportunities and decent wages for all, and a better balance between work and our private lives. The Youth Academy is carried out jointly with the ITC-ILO, and supported by funding from the EU.