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UNI Europa Equal Opportunities celebrates and encourages diversity. We believe that we can build fairer Europe by fighting the barriers created by the existent inequalities in our world.
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5th UNI Europa Women’s Conference 2016

Thursday 21 April 2016

The 5th UNI Europa Women’s Conference took place in Rome 12 March 2016, under the theme “Women at the heart of change”. Unions need women at their center, to adapt to the changes Europe is undergoing. Including women in unions and making them part of change provides for a more fair, inclusive and social Europe….

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Health and safety of hairdressers – not a small thing!

Saturday 12 March 2016

  Three hundred participants at the UNI Europa Women’s Conference have voiced their support for the new UNI Europa Better Regulation campaign, which focuses on the health and safety of European hairdressers.   Hairdressers are 10x more likely than other workers to develop skin diseases and 5x more likely to develop musculoskeletal diseases such as…

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Equal pay – it’s time to close the gender gap

Saturday 12 March 2016

Equal work for equal pay – this was the demand of union leaders as the UNI Europa Women’s Conference grappled with issues of gender equality in Rome. Women in Europe earn on average more than 16% less than men or 84 cents for every €1 earned by men. Nordic countries tend to rank higher in…

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UNI launches Women’s Health Campaign on International Women’s Day

Tuesday 8 March 2016

On the 8th of March, UNI Equal Opportunities is celebrating International Women’s day by launching a campaign on women’s health. Despite improvements over the last few decades in relation to healthcare, gender roles continue to place women at a disadvantage. The new campaign also seeks to raise awareness of issues that affect women’s health such…

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Breaking the glass walls! 8 March is International Women’s Day

Monday 7 March 2016

On International Women’s Day UNI Europa, together with the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and other trade union federations calls on men and women to break the glass walls that segregate the sexes in different occupations at work- and reach more gender equality in the labor market. Women continue to be held back not only…

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