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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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Success as Switzerland says “No” to No-Billag initiative

Sunday 4 March 2018

The overwhelming majority of the Swiss population showed strong support for public service broadcasting by rejecting the No-Billag initiative in a national referendum on 4th March, voting in favour of sustaining quality public service media. The initiative, which called for the abolition of the license fee for public radio and television, was voted down by…

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UNI in solidarity with striking postal workers in Portugal

Friday 23 February 2018

Thousands of workers from Portugal’s recently privatised postal service CTT walked out of their job and into the streets Friday, February 23, to demand renationalisation of the post. The strike, organised by the four unions representing CTT employees, seeks to defend the quality of universal postal service and the quality of postal jobs. “UNI stands…

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