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Amazon workers strike as brazen Bezos soaks up award

Tuesday 24 April 2018

Today Amazon workers in Germany and Italy are walking off the job to demand dignity, a living wage and recognition for their union on the same day that CEO Jeff Bezos is to receive an award recognising innovation. The Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will be honoured today by the Axel Springer digital publishing house under…

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Major breakthrough in campaign to protect whistleblowers but workers still exposed

Tuesday 24 April 2018

UNI Europa welcomes the proposal from the European Commission on the protection of whistleblowers in the EU as an important step in the right direction but is concerned that workers’ rights and their working conditions has been omitted. From LuxLeaks to Cambridge Analytica, it is individual whistleblowers who have helped to expose some of the…

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European Telecom Social Partners share concern regarding the negotiations on the European Electronic Communications Code

Thursday 19 April 2018

Brussels, 19 April 2018 – UNI Europa, the European trade union federation representing service workers, and ETNO, the Association representing Europe’s leading telecom operators, jointly express their concern with regard to the on-going negotiations for a European Electronic Communications Code (EECC). Last year, in a joint position, the social partners UNI Europa and ETNO supported…

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Productivity increases while wages stagnate

Thursday 19 April 2018

New figures calculated by the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) and European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) show that wage increases in the European Union over the last 16 years would have been four times higher if they had fully reflected productivity increases. It is standard economic theory that wage increases should follow productivity increases –…

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Victory for social rights as European services e-card is rejected

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Today trade unions scored a victory for social rights after having successfully led the drive to reject the European Commission’s proposal for an e-card in a vote in the internal market (IMCO) committee. The General Secretary and Confederal Secretary of the ETUC, alongside the heads of the European Trade Union Federations EFFAT, ETF, industriAll, EPSU,…

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