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Tuesday 15 September 2015

Commenting on the outcome of the Home Affairs Ministers Council on the refugee crisis, Bernadette Ségol, General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), said “The failure to take the necessary decisions is a disgrace.” “The little that has been agreed is grossly inadequate. The next time the Ministers meet the humanitarian crisis is…

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UNI Europa urges EU member states to solve refugee crisis with humanity and solidarity

Monday 14 September 2015

Europe is witnessing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis – and governments are lacking the necessary solidarity and humanity to deal with the situation. Oliver Roethig, Regional Secretary of UNI Europa said: ‘ Today’s ‘emergency summit’, when EU interior ministers meet has to be the first step in European governments rising to the challenge instead of ignoring…

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Final report on the HLG on retail competitiveness released

Friday 4 September 2015

On 31 July 2015, the EU Commission published the report of the High-level group on retail competitiveness. The report outlines the views of the Group on how to improve the competitiveness of the EU retail sector and create more jobs opportunities. The Group identified five key themes that are considered essential for improving the competitiveness…

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Digitalisation and its economic and social potentials

Tuesday 1 September 2015

Digitalisation entails huge potentials to boost both growth and the quality of life in Europe. UNI Europa, the European trade union federation representing 7 million service workers, and ÖGB Europabüro, the Brussels Office of the Austrian Trade Union Federation, together with AK EUROPA, the Brussels Office of the Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour, are therefore…

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Greece has to be rebuilt for the Greek people

Monday 13 July 2015

UNI Europa is cautiously optimistic about Eurozone governments having agreed to start negotiations on an ESM programme with Greece. But scepticism remains as to who will have to pay for that. Oliver Roethig, Regional Secretary of UNI Europa said, ‘Greece has to be rebuilt for the Greek people, not for satisfying a neoliberal austerity model…

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