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Unite to campaign for the UK to stay in the EU as ‘the best hope for workers’

Friday 25 March 2016

The UK’s biggest union, Unite, has today (Friday, 18 March) announced that it will campaign for the country to remain a member of the European Union. The union’s 63-strong executive council, drawn from workplaces across the UK, agreed that while the EU needs urgent reform to restore the project to its original mission of solidarity…

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New survey provides further evidence of seismic shift in Europe’s digital economy

Monday 14 March 2016

A joint study by the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and UNI Europa, with the support of several UNI Europa affiliates including Unionen in Sweden, carried out by University of Hertfordshire, with fieldwork by Ipsos MORI, was revealed today at the opening of the UNI Europa Regional Conference in Rome. It is further evidence…

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UNI Europa supports ETUC’s stament: End workplace cancer

Thursday 10 March 2016

Occupational cancer kills 100,000 people every year in the European Union. It is the most common work-related cause of death. Between 8 and 16% of all cancers in Europe are the result of exposure at work; Almost 1 in 5 workers in the EU are routinely exposed to carcinogens; Around 50 known cancer-causing substances account…

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Better Regulation – it really isn’t

Thursday 10 March 2016

published on Euractiv on 9 March 2016 by Oliver Roethig, Regional Secretary When the European Commission introduced its ‘Better Regulation Agenda’’ in May last year, for a moment I allowed myself to think this could actually lead to better law-making for all. Then suspicion settled in. The agenda claimed to ensure that the design of…

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Social Rights Pillar: Just a Trojan horse for ‘Better Regulation’?

Wednesday 9 March 2016

by Oliver Roethig, Regional Secretary As stated in the ETUCs press release yesterday, the European Trade Union Movement has some serious misgivings about some of the contents of the draft social pillar – an initiative launched by the European Commission. European trade unions doubt some of the content of the pillar including: Lack of protection…

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