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Austrian study shows that gig economy is on the rise throughout Europe

Tuesday 6 September 2016

A substantial Austrian minority (18%) earns today a significant part of its income through sharing economy platforms such as Upwork, Uber or Handy, although this income is often modest. This is revealed in the most recent Gig Economy Survey done in Austria, which was carried out by the University of Hertfordshire and Ipsos MORI, in…

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New book on employment prospects and working conditions in Europe in the digital age

Wednesday 17 August 2016

Digital economy has been a rapidly expanding topic of discussion in the European policy arena, especially after the European Commission put forward the Digital Single Market Agenda in May 2015. The digitalisation of our economies and labour markets influences all aspects of our life. Promoting a digital strategy could potentially bring substantial economic benefits for…

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UNI Europa validates European Online Interactive Risk Assessment (OiRA) Tool for the Hairdressing Sector

Thursday 28 July 2016

UNI Europa Hair and Beauty and its Social Partner Coiffure EU, have validated and the European Online Interactive Risk Assessment (OiRA) Tool for the Hairdressing sector. Risk assessment in the workplace is key to protecting the health and safety of workers and reducing occupational accidents. Unfortunately, many micro, small and medium-sized enterprises do not have the resources…

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ETNO ThinkDigital interview with UNI Europa Head of EU Affairs – Embracing the Digital Economy and the changes it brings

Thursday 30 June 2016

UNI Europa’s Head of EU Affairs, Christina Colclough was interviewed by #ThinkDigital, the European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association’s blog. “We need to look at the Digital Economy and everything it brings with it in terms of potential and challenges, of new business models, of changing customer behaviour, but also in terms of actually making our…

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Industry 4.0 – what does it mean for workers?

Wednesday 29 June 2016

How will technological developments impact the core nature of our work? It is an age-old question stretching back to the first industrial revolution when humans abandoned hand tools and employed steam and water to power advanced new machines. As we enter what is widely accepted as mankind’s fourth industrial revolution, known as Industry 4.0, the…

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