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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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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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The Road to Rome

Sunday 17 January 2016

By Oliver Roethig, Regional Secretary Political and technological forces are threatening workers’ rights all over Europe. The European Commission is pushing the EU in an increasingly neoliberal direction, through initiatives such as the “Better Regulation Agenda” and is increasingly effective in its anti-worker agenda. President Juncker’s team seems set on creating an EU which put…

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The Amorality of the Sharing Economy

Wednesday 16 December 2015

By Christina J. Colclough, Head of EU Affairs, UNI Europa Recently, I have held quite a few speeches on the sharing economy, or rather on the amorality of the sharing economy and the new forms of employment we see are on the rise: bogus self-employment, zero-hour contracts to name just two. The sharing economy, marketed…

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UNI Europa’s Christina Colclough at Politico event on the Industrial Internet Era

Friday 11 December 2015

On 8 December, UNI Europa’s Head of EU Affairs Dr. Christina J. Coclough spoke at a Politico event on the Industrial Internet Era. Focus was the influence of the Digital Single Market on the development of the Industrial Internet and its promise to turn Europe’s traditional industries around. What incentives can policymakers create to encourage…

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Giving a human face to digitalisation & the future world of work

Thursday 29 October 2015

Digitalisation, a main driver of structural change in the media and entertainment industries is at the heart of the General Assembly of UNI MEI Global Union bringing together 140 unions and guilds in Lisbon Portugal. This change requires a redefinition of what a fair bargain for creators, technicians and all other workers means. In Lisbon,…

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