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UNI Europa report on ‘Online Talent Platforms, Labour Market Intermediaries and the Changing World of Work’

Thursday 17 May 2018

UNI, together with WEC-Europe, have published the first ever pan-European report mapping the online talent platform economy and comparing it with temporary agency work. It will come as little surprise that the comparison between online talent platforms and the temporary agency sector revealed significant differences along a number of dimensions. Access to training and social…

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UNI Europa feedback on the EU Commission proposal on a framework for the free flow of non-personal data in the EU (2nd Data Package)

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Whilst UNI Europa acknowledges the potentials and value of data, we find the 2nd Data Package problematic, unclear and ultimately obsolete on the following grounds: Clear definitions to core concepts are lacking: for example, what is non-personal data, and what does the proposal mean by ‘data processing’? It is all too clear from experts in…

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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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UNI Europa response to the public consultation on a European Labour Authority

Wednesday 20 December 2017

UNI Europa cautiously welcomes the proposal for a European Labour Authority (ELA) as a further means to ensure that EU employment and social legislation is respected and that workers are not exploited. A European Labour Authority could play a key role in monitoring the implementation of and helping better enforce EU legislation, including signalling irregularities…

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UNI Europa responses to EU consultations on access to social protection for all workers

Monday 18 December 2017

UNI Europa welcomes the European Commission initiative to address the obstacles and barriers in accessing social protection and to ensure that access is granted to all workers, including genuinely self-employed workers and those in non-standard forms of employment, and no matter the duration of the employment relationship. Our key UNI Europa demands are: For all…

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