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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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Success for Deliveroo riders in the Netherlands as strike action forces investigation

Friday 9 February 2018

After several weeks of strike action, Deliveroo workers in the Netherlands have something to celebrate. The Dutch government has launched a full-scale investigation in to one of the dark sides of the gig economy – the strategy of employing workers on bogus self-employment contracts despite working full time for a company like Uber or Deliveroo….

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UNI Europa supports striking Deliveroo workers in Belgium and the Netherlands

Monday 29 January 2018

After Deliveroo workers in Belgium and Netherlands went on strike, UNI General Secretary, Philip Jennings, warned business leaders at Davos about the dangers of bogus self-employment and misclassification of workers. Referring to a Dutch Deliveroo worker on strike, Jennings delivered the reality of the new world of work to Davos in a session on the…

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Joint Statement of the European Telecom Social Partners on Reconciling Innovation and Privacy Protection to the Benefit of the European Data Economy

Thursday 11 January 2018

The value of the European data economy could reach up to 740 billion euros, or 4% of the European Union’s total GDP, by 2020. Smart solutions such as big data analytics, the Internet of Things, and connected driving thus have the potential to trigger a fourth industrial revolution. This new wave of digitization could lead…

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Self-Employment and Atypical working – UNI Europa position and next steps

Wednesday 20 December 2017

The world of work in the services sector is undergoing massive changes. Digitalisation and new emerging business models profoundly modify the workplace and impact deeply on traditional employment and work relationships. As a result, new forms of employment and working arrangements have spread rapidly. These differ from ‘traditional’ and regular employment and can take different…

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Tackling the future of digital skills

Monday 18 December 2017

As trade unions, we see a clear need to tackle digital skill needs. Technology as well as jobs are changing rapidly. We need to ensure that workers and companies remain up-to-date. For employers and trade unions, the social partners, anticipation of skill needs and re-training is one of the most important tasks, especially today in…

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