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European audiovisual sector committed to enhancing gender equality and diversity

Saturday 20 January 2018

In January 2018, EURO-MEI, together with its sister union federations FIA (International Federation of Actors), FIM (International Federation of Musicians) and EFJ (European Federation of Journalists) and the European employer’s organisations in the audiovisual sector (EBU, ACT, AER, FIAPF and CEPI) kicked off a new two year project on gender equality and diversity. The aim…

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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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Independent, quality public service broadcasting under threat in Ukraine

Thursday 21 December 2017

The global community of media and entertainment unions affiliated to UNI Global Union joins with the Cultural Workers Union of Ukraine to call on the Ukrainian government to ensure that full funding is provided for the public broadcaster UA:PBC, and to commit to a sustainable development of public service media in the coming years. Read…

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International Migrants’ Day: Organising Undocumented Migrant Workers’ Rights

Monday 18 December 2017

On International Migrants’ Day, the trade union movement reiterates its solidarity with undocumented migrant workers. Undocumented workers across Europe are performing vital jobs, but are often unable to do so regularly, and are frequently paid below the minimum wage, paid late or subject to wage theft. They are required to work very long hours, without…

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Samsung flouts human rights and endangers workers

Saturday 9 December 2017

The right to join a trade union and the right to collective bargaining are basic, human rights recognised by the UN International Labour Organisation. Yet many well-known multi-national companies do not recognise trade unions, and do not negotiate with trade unions on pay and working conditions. International and European Trade Unions are joining forces for…

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