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On 19 May 2015, the European Commission presented a 700+ page package of documents. They describe the principles to which European legislation must adhere, as well as the processes leading up to making or revising EU legislation. The package is aimed at improving the conditions for Europe’s small and medium-sized companies by “cutting red tape” and “removing unnecessary burdens”. UNI Europa has criticised the package for its lack of commitment to social conditions, for its favouritism of industry needs, and for the Commission’s attempt to de-democratise the legislative process.
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Social Europe in ‘last chance saloon’

Friday 20 January 2017

The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) together with the European trade union federations is warning the European Commission that the EU is in the ‘last-chance saloon’ to tackle popular resentment towards the EU. “I believe the Pillar of Social Rights can be a way of getting Europe back on track, but only if it provides…

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What to look for in the European Pillar of Social Rights

Thursday 19 January 2017

On 23 January, UNI Europa will take part in a high level conference on the European Pillar of Social Rights, organised by the European Commission, just a few days after the European Parliament plenary adopted a report on the European Pillar of Social Rights with strong proposals to strengthen social rights in the EU.  UNI…

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Hairdressing Social Partner Agreement: State of Play

Monday 12 December 2016

State of play UNI Europa and Coiffure EU, the social partners in the hairdressing sector, have concluded a revised European Framework Agreement on the protection of occupational health and safety in the hairdressing sector. In July 2016, they jointly requested the European Commission to submit the agreement to the Council for making it legally binding….

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Open letter to European Commission President Juncker on protection of workers in the hairdressing sector

Tuesday 22 November 2016

The social partners of the hairdressing sector, UNI Europa and Coiffure EU together with the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), have sent an open letter to the European Commission, the Council of Ministers for Employment and Social Protection and to the European Parliament on the European Framework Agreement on the protection of occupational health and…

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An AAA-rated society for workers’ rights

Thursday 17 November 2016

This European Commission promised progress on social issues, but so far none has materialised. Europe’s workers need job security, well-defined right and a fair standard of living, writes Oliver Roethig on Euractiv. AAA-rated countries have an exceptional degree of creditworthiness as they are trusted to meet their commitments with ease. Two years ago, Commission President…

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