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A digital Europe can be a better Europe – a Europe in which growth brings higher quality jobs and promotes more social justice. But targeted and balanced policies are needed to tap into the economic and social potentials the digital revolution entails.
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The demystification of Silicon Valley

Tuesday 18 July 2017

Book recommendation – Steven Hill calls for a civil rights movement for equal jobs. In the richest part of the USA, a few hundred thousand people live in poverty, 15,000 are officially homeless, more than twice as many stay overnight in their cars, and employees with two or more jobs queue for vouchers from the…

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The impact of business models, including the platform economy – Public hearing

Thursday 13 July 2017

On 12 July, UNI Europa, represented by its Regional Secretary Oliver Roethig, attended a Public hearing in the European Parliament on “The impact of business models, including the platform economy, on employment and social security in the EU.” The main objective of the hearing was to deepen the European Parliament’s ’Committee on Employment and Social…

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Trade unions united against the European Services E-Card

Monday 26 June 2017

UNI Europa is strongly opposed to the services e-card proposed by the European Commission and calls for its rejection. Last Wednesday , 21 June, workers from across Europe protested the EU proposal on a services e-card in front of the European Parliament. UNI Europa organised the action along with the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)…

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Competition law in need of change, UNI Europa tells MEPs

Thursday 15 June 2017

UNI Europa has sent a joint letter with the ETUC warning Members of the European Parliament that EU competition law is in need of change to ensure that workers in the online economy can organise in a trade union without being considered a cartel.

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Big Six Tech Companies must commit to decent work

Friday 7 April 2017

UNI Global Union General Secretary Philip Jennings calls on the Big Six Tech companies to commit to decent work in the brave new digital world and vows that unions will not be marginalised. Speaking on the panel ‘Discussion on work and society’ at the ILO Global Dialogue on the Future of Work We Want today,…

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