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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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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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Cross-border parcels delivery services Regulation adopted

Thursday 15 March 2018

Following two rounds of trilogue negotiations, the co-legislators reached a provisional agreement in December 2017. On 13 March 2018, the European Parliament at its plenary session, adopted the Commission proposal to make prices for cross-border parcel delivery services more transparent and affordable, and to increase regulatory oversight of the EU parcel market. The regulation now…

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Amazon cannot escape collective bargaining

Thursday 1 February 2018

Amazon has again been engaging in unlawful salary practices, according to French unions.  Amazon’s management has been attempting to misclassify and, therefore, wrongly remunerate its staff. France’s Commerce sector trade unions, as well as employers’ organisations, have voted unanimously to call on Amazon to respect collective agreements, which define the right of employees, especially regarding their remuneration…

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