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UNI Europa Commerce is the European Union for the retail and wholesale industry. We represent more than 60 trade unions from 35 countries.
UNI Europa Commerce is committed to raise the voice of commerce workers in its lobbying activities within the EU Institutions. It is engaged in constructive relations with EuroCommerce in the framework of the European Social Dialogue and aims at implementing a work programme that is relevant for national social partners. It coordinates the establishment of EWCs in the Commerce sector by strengthening the trade union presence and the coordination and link with the existing and future trade union alliances. It supports UNI Europa Commerce affiliates in protecting work-free Sunday and enhance good practices in social dialogue and collective bargaining to safeguard employees’ work-life balance.
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European trade unions calling for release of jailed workers at embassy of Bangladesh – #EveryDayCounts

Thursday 16 February 2017

9 trade union leaders were arrested over the weekend in Chittagong  Trade union offices ransacked and vandalised, leaders arrested and imprisoned, workers and organizers in hiding for fear of retribution – this is the face of Bangladesh’s punitive crackdown on labour. The situation is deteriorating further – 9 trade union members were arrested over the…

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New campaign: Europe needs a pay rise – it’s time for our recovery

Wednesday 15 February 2017

Corporate Europe has recovered from the crisis but workers haven’t seen a pay rise in years. For too long, leaders and employers have pitted workers against each other in a wage race to the bottom. More money in the pockets of workers isn’t only good for workers – it creates demand that will trickle-up the…

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Bangladesh crackdown calls preferential EU trade deal into question

Wednesday 1 February 2017

by Philip Jennings, Sharan Burrow, Valter Sanches The latest crackdown on Bangladesh’s garment workers for demanding relief from poverty wages and hazardous working conditions must call into question the country’s continuing eligibility for trade preferences under the EU’s GSP regime, write trade union organisations on Euractiv today. Sharan Burrow is General Secretary of the International…

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