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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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UGT and CC.OO sign a collective agreement for Lidl

Thursday 10 March 2016

On 4th March 2016, CCOO, UGT and Lidl management signed what has been hailed by Spanish Unions as the best Collective Agreement among all supermarkets in the retail sector. The text that affects 11,000 workers foresees a wage increase, provisions to ensure a better work life balance and a guarantee of more job stability. The…

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Revised UNI Europa Commerce and EuroCommerce Guidelines on age diversity

Tuesday 1 March 2016

On 11 February 2016, on the occasion of the plenary meeting of their social dialogue committee, UNI Europa Commerce and EuroCommerce agreed on an updated version of the guidelines on age diversity (signed in 2002). Both social partners are convinced that increasing the employment rate of older workers with a view to deal with the…

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The Inditex Group will have a European Works Council

Friday 26 February 2016

Eleven trade union federations from seven European countries (Belgium, France, Ireland, Italy, Finland, Spain and Sweden) convened by UNI Europa, agreed on 23 February in Madrid to launch the formal negotiation process to establish a European works council for the Inditex Group The meeting aimed to discuss and agree the broad outlines of the draft…

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Constructive discussion with Commissioner Thyssen

Tuesday 26 January 2016

On 25 January, UNI Europa representatives, lead by Regional Secretary Oliver Roethig, met with Commissioner Marianne Thyssen to discuss recent developments in Europe concerning social affairs and employment. At the meeting, the UNI Europa representatives highlighted the challenges in the new world of work due to rapid technological changes. UNI Europa has been one of…

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