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Samsung flouts human rights and endangers workers

Saturday 9 December 2017

The right to join a trade union and the right to collective bargaining are basic, human rights recognised by the UN International Labour Organisation. Yet many well-known multi-national companies do not recognise trade unions, and do not negotiate with trade unions on pay and working conditions. International and European Trade Unions are joining forces for…

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Greek trade unions release statement of the European Pillar of Social Rights

Friday 1 December 2017

Following a workshop on “The European Social Pillar, Social Europe and national economies in crisis – Trade Union answers”, organised by UNI Europa and its affiliated Greek unions and held in Athens, a statement was adopted by the Greek Trade Unions members of UNI Europa: OTOE, OASE, OYIE, OME-OTE, POST and POESPERT. It outlined that…

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World Post Day Interview with CWU President, Jane Loftus

Monday 9 October 2017

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) is the British union representing around 200 000 workers in the post and telecommunications sector. Especially for the postal workers in Royal Mail, CWU is bargaining on different levels for decent working conditions, pension funds and a better wage. After the privatisation of Royal Mail in 2013, the company went…

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Study reveals workers face €1000 wage penalty outside of Western Europe

Friday 22 September 2017

Workers in eleven central and eastern EU countries are being paid up to €944 less per month than workers in Germany according to a study published by the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI). Workers are paid up to €1058 less than workers in Germany when factors including age, education and the sectors and occupations of…

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