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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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Amazon workers launch wave of Black Friday strikes and protests

Friday 23 November 2018

Amazon workers launch wave of Black Friday strikes and protests: “Next-day delivery should not mean a lifetime of pain for Amazon workers.” • Strikes and demonstrations hit in Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK • Workers protest Amazon’s dangerous, high-pressure work culture and its aggressive anti-union actions Facing punishing performance targets, jobsite hazards, and anti-union hostility, Amazon…

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New EWC agreement with big brand Inditex shows further commitment to workers’ rights

Tuesday 2 October 2018

Earlier this week, the Inditex Group which includes leading brands such as Zara, Massimo Dutti and Pull & Bear signed up to a European Works Council (EWC) agreement. A European Works Council is an information and consultation forum representing employees in European multinational companies such as Inditex which is headquartered in Arteixo, Spain. The EWC…

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Unions file OECD complaint against IKEA’s international pattern of workers’ rights abuses

Thursday 27 September 2018

In a scathing complaint filed today with the government of the Netherlands, an international coalition of labour unions is calling for an investigation into wide-ranging violations of workers’ rights at IKEA. The complaint, delivered to the Dutch OECD National Contact Point, details failures by IKEA’s global management to curb vicious anti-union campaigns in the United…

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Joint ETF/UNI Europa statement on violence towards strikers at Amazon

Wednesday 18 July 2018

Whilst Amazon workers are on strike for decent conditions, police respond with violence. Online retailer Amazon has long faced accusations that its warehouses are bad places to work. Now workers are striking to demand change. The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and UNI Europa express their solidarity with the Amazon workers on strike in Spain…

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