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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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New survey provides further evidence of seismic shift in Europe’s digital economy

Monday 14 March 2016

A joint study by the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and UNI Europa, with the support of several UNI Europa affiliates including Unionen in Sweden, carried out by University of Hertfordshire, with fieldwork by Ipsos MORI, was revealed today at the opening of the UNI Europa Regional Conference in Rome. It is further evidence…

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Crowdworking survey reveals the true size of the UK‘s ‘gig economy‘

Tuesday 16 February 2016

Adressing a vast gap in knowledge on the size and magnitude of crowdworking, the first results of a new crowdworking survey initiated by UNI Europa and the European think tank FEPS and carried out by the University of Hertfordshire and Ipsos Mori are now out. As reported in The Guardian on Monday February 16, the…

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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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