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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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New European agreement reached for ICT-mobile workers in the commerce sector

Saturday 26 May 2018

On 25th May, the European social partners for the Commerce sector, Uni Europa and EuroCommerce, reached a consensus on a revised European Agreement for guidelines on Telework and ICT-mobile work in the commerce sector. Since the last agreement was signed sixteen years ago, digitalisation, advancements in technology and e-commerce have fundamentally changed how the commerce sector operates. This…

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Solidarity proves successful for Lidl’s workers in Belgium

Friday 25 May 2018

Lidl’s business model is based on offering low prices on high quality products, subsidised by a low living wage and high workload for its workers As Lidl expands and its sales flourish at the expense of its workers, a week long series of strikes was organised across Belgium in a massive show of solidarity. There…

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Historic agreement between Amazon and sector unions

Friday 25 May 2018

The first trade union agreement between Amazon and workers represented by sector trade unions, including Filcams Cgil, was signed in Piacenza, Italy. The agreement is considered “historic” for the innovations introduced in terms of work organisation and economic recognition in addition to the collective labour agreement. The agreement was signed on 22nd May 2018, on behalf of…

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