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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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A cautious welcome for the European Labour Authority

Wednesday 14 March 2018

UNI Europa cautiously welcomes the Commission’s Social Fairness Package and proposal for a European Labour Authority. Over the years, UNI Europa have campaigned relentlessly for a Social Europe and for the Juncker Commission to deliver concrete social solutions for its citizens. After years of austerity, in which social rights were abused and ignored, it is…

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UNI’s UK affiliate GMB scores major victory against Amazon firm as shortchanged workers get back £20,000

Wednesday 17 January 2018

UK affiliate GMB has scored another groundbreaking victory against national logistics company, UK Express, for workers delivering for Amazon. UKXD has agreed to settle claims at 100% rather than risk court hearings and further claims. GMB brought claims asserting that like Uber, Hermes and other drivers, UK Express drivers are wrongly defined as ‘self-employed’. GMB argues that the terms of UKXD drivers’ contracts and…

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Joint Statement of the European Telecom Social Partners on Reconciling Innovation and Privacy Protection to the Benefit of the European Data Economy

Thursday 11 January 2018

The value of the European data economy could reach up to 740 billion euros, or 4% of the European Union’s total GDP, by 2020. Smart solutions such as big data analytics, the Internet of Things, and connected driving thus have the potential to trigger a fourth industrial revolution. This new wave of digitization could lead…

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UNI Europa response to the public consultation on a European Labour Authority

Wednesday 20 December 2017

UNI Europa cautiously welcomes the proposal for a European Labour Authority (ELA) as a further means to ensure that EU employment and social legislation is respected and that workers are not exploited. A European Labour Authority could play a key role in monitoring the implementation of and helping better enforce EU legislation, including signalling irregularities…

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What is the gig economy?

Wednesday 29 November 2017

It’s a hot topic but what are the realities of the ‘gig economy’ and the new types of employment created by online platforms? Watch our latest video to find out more.  

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