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No to “No-Billag” Initiative: Solidarity with Swiss colleagues campaigning for a sustainable public service broadcasting sector

Monday 29 January 2018

Switzerland is preparing to vote on the “No-Billag” initiative, which, if it passes, will lead to the removal of the licence fee that is the cornerstone of the funding of public service broadcasting. The initiative also prohibits any state subsidies to public service broadcasting. “No-Billag” could lead to the closure of up to 60 public…

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UNI Europa supports striking Deliveroo workers in Belgium and the Netherlands

Monday 29 January 2018

After Deliveroo workers in Belgium and Netherlands went on strike, UNI General Secretary, Philip Jennings, warned business leaders at Davos about the dangers of bogus self-employment and misclassification of workers. Referring to a Dutch Deliveroo worker on strike, Jennings delivered the reality of the new world of work to Davos in a session on the…

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Breaking Through in Palestine as membership rises by 40%

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Workers and members of the Palestinian union for the Finance Sector – the NTUBI – have just recorded a huge surge in membership immediately following a joint UNI / NTUBI workshop held on Friday and Saturday last week. Following the workshop the 56 attendees went back to work and carried out their training. As a…

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In support of democracy in Brazil

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Democracy is under attack in Brazil. After deposing the democratically elected president Dilma Rousseff, a group of corrupt politicians took power to implement anti-union measures – including dismantling of workers’ rights, threats to public pensions, attacks on social protection and the cash transfer programmes; it has attempted to legalise forced labour by changing the definition of…

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