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New report shows working people are working for less

Monday 19 March 2018

Working people in nine EU countries – Italy, UK, Spain, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Finland, Croatia and Cyprus – are earning less in 2017 than they did in 2010. Working people in six of those countries – Italy, UK, Spain, Belgium, Greece and Finland – also earned less in 2017 than they did in 2016. The…

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Romanian finance unions gear up to restore sectoral bargaining

Wednesday 14 March 2018

The Romanian Federation of Trade Unions in Insurance and Banking (FSAB), with support from UNI Global Union, is gearing up for a historic fight to regain the sectoral bargaining rights lost in 2011. Earlier this week, FSAB and UNI leaders met in the mountain town of Predeal to prepare for this push, and the campaign…

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European Trade Union Federations send joint letter to MEPs on the services e-card

Tuesday 13 March 2018

The General Secretary and Confederal Secretary of the ETUC, alongside the heads of the European Trade Union Federations EFFAT, ETF, industriAll, EPSU, UNI Europa and EFBWW, have sent a joint letter to the MEPs of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) Committee prior to the vote on the services e-card demanding that it be…

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Time to deliver on women’s rights: YES to the work-life balance directive

Thursday 8 March 2018

For International Women’s Day on 8th March trade unionists across Europe are calling for a swift adoption of the proposed EU Directive on work/life balance. EU legislation in this field will strongly enhance women’s employment opportunities and enable family-related leave to be taken more equally. If adopted, the new Directive will strengthen rights in many…

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Sexual harassment: our invisible enemy at the workplace

Thursday 8 March 2018

Violence in the world of work is a threat to the dignity, security, health and well-being of everyone. It has an impact not only on workers and employers, but also on their families, communities, economies and society as a whole. There is no one definition of the term of “violence” in the world of work,…

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