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European trade unions join forces to demand Lula’s release

Monday 23 April 2018

European trade unions have joined forces to demand the immediate release of former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva from prison in a European action day to “Free Lula”. Protests were held outside the Brazilian embassy in Brussels and a letter was delivered to the Brazilian ambassador in Brussels stating that Lula’s arbitrary imprisonment…

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Productivity increases while wages stagnate

Thursday 19 April 2018

New figures calculated by the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) and European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) show that wage increases in the European Union over the last 16 years would have been four times higher if they had fully reflected productivity increases. It is standard economic theory that wage increases should follow productivity increases –…

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UNI Europa supports striking workers at Fujitsu

Thursday 29 March 2018

The industrial action in support of the longstanding dispute with Fujitsu regarding the compulsory redundancy of seven individuals, the victimisation of Unite Reps and breaking of redundancy agreements continues. We believe that Fujitsu is trying to silence whistleblowers by dismissing them and by showing that it can make compulsory redundancies even when they are unjustified…

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Eyes half shut: Ending long-hours culture in UK Film & TV Industries

Thursday 29 March 2018

BECTU, the UK’s media and entertainment trade union, has launched the campaign ‘Eyes half shut’ committed to ending the long-hours culture in UK film and TV industries. The campaign calls on PACT, UK major motion picture studios’ representatives, the British Film Council, BBC, Directors UK, ITV, Sky, British Screen, Advertising Producers Association and Channel 4 to…

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Victory for social rights as European services e-card is rejected

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Today trade unions scored a victory for social rights after having successfully led the drive to reject the European Commission’s proposal for an e-card in a vote in the internal market (IMCO) committee. The General Secretary and Confederal Secretary of the ETUC, alongside the heads of the European Trade Union Federations EFFAT, ETF, industriAll, EPSU,…

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