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UNI Europa Property Services represents cleaners and private security workers across Europe. Key areas of work include coordinating the European Works Councils in the sector as well as the European sectoral Social Dialogue committees of Industrial Cleaning and Private Security.
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UNI shows solidarity with STAD and Portuguese cleaners on strike

Friday 9 November 2018

On 9th November, Portuguese cleaners from STAD union in Portugal took industrial action. Cleaners in Portugal have been without a collective agreement for 14 years. They are fighting for a collective agreement, their rights and their dignity. This includes a 30-50 per cent premium for night work, holiday pay, a Sunday premium and the application…

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Anticipating, Preparing and Managing Employment Change in the Private Security Industry

Thursday 11 October 2018

The final conference on ‘Anticipating, Preparing and Managing Employment Change in the Private Security Industry’ was held this week in Brussels. It presented the conclusions of a report to the UNI Europa affiliates and CoESS members, and facilitated discussions with social partners on the future actions to be taken by their respective organisations at national…

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Support PAM’s October political strike and overtime ban in Finland

Tuesday 2 October 2018

The Finnish Service Union United (PAM) has organised a day-long political strike for October 3rd. The reason for industrial action is the Finnish government’s so-called ‘lay-off law’ which would weaken employees’ rights of protection against dismissals and make it easier for businesses with less than 20 staffto fire them. Following the political strike, PAM members will…

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World’s first collective agreement between platform company and trade union in Denmark

Thursday 20 September 2018

The collective bargaining contract between UNI’s Danish affiliate 3F and Hilfr is unprecedented insofar as it treats self-employed contractors as workers. The 12 month pilot agreement came into effect on 1 August 2018. There are around 450 workers on, a website platform providing cleaning services for around 1,700 customers across Denmark. Key points of…

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What is the gig economy?

Wednesday 29 November 2017

It’s a hot topic but what are the realities of the ‘gig economy’ and the new types of employment created by online platforms? Watch our latest video to find out more.  

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