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EU SOCIAL PILLAR 1st ANNIVERSARY: celebrating a date, not an accomplishment

Tuesday 13 November 2018

UNI Europa Regional Secretary Oliver Roethig, commenting on the first anniversary of the EU Social Pillar, said a real commitment to sectoral collective bargaining was necessary, if the initiative was to succeed for workers. Roethig said, “In a year we have not seen all that much – it’s like a brightly shining birthday candle without…

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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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