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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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Tackling the future of digital skills

Monday 18 December 2017

As trade unions, we see a clear need to tackle digital skill needs. Technology as well as jobs are changing rapidly. We need to ensure that workers and companies remain up-to-date. For employers and trade unions, the social partners, anticipation of skill needs and re-training is one of the most important tasks, especially today in…

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In solidarity with Air Traffic Controllers right to strike

Tuesday 5 December 2017

The Air Traffic Controllers European Unions Coordination (ATCEUC) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) have launched a campaign to oppose the European Commission’s will to shape and limit the Air Traffic Controllers’ (ATCOs) right to strike. The recommendations of the European Commission significantly encroach upon the national sovereignty of Member States and contradict the…

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