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CETA and TTIP need to be fair, sustainable and social

Tuesday 31 May 2016

The Regional Secretaries of UNI Americas and UNI Europa, Adriana Rosenzwaig and Oliver Roethig, gave their full support to the statement made by the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) and the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union. Without the following changes, the trade…

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#Endprecariouswork – Decent Work and Equal Treatment for All

Wednesday 13 April 2016

In the EU, precarious work means a low level of certainty over job safety, poor individual control over work, and/ or little opportunity for training and career progression. A job can be precarious because the worker is unable to enforce employment rights, social insurance protection is absent, or health and safety is at risk. But…

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Smurfit Kappa Poland workers win major victory

Wednesday 16 March 2016

Smurfit Kappa workers in Poland score major success in negotiating vastly improved agreement with management Smufit Kappa workers in Poland have negotiated improved pay and work conditions. This is a major victory resulting from a joint campaign organized by the Polish union ZZP, UNI Global & UNI Europa Graphical Unions. This breakthrough was announced at…

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Constructive discussion with Commissioner Thyssen

Tuesday 26 January 2016

On 25 January, UNI Europa representatives, lead by Regional Secretary Oliver Roethig, met with Commissioner Marianne Thyssen to discuss recent developments in Europe concerning social affairs and employment. At the meeting, the UNI Europa representatives highlighted the challenges in the new world of work due to rapid technological changes. UNI Europa has been one of…

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Union protests at Smurfit Kappa Pruszkow, Poland

Wednesday 21 October 2015

UNI Europa Graphical unions and its polish affiliate ZZP have joined forces on a picket line outside Smurfit Kappa Pruszkow, Poland on 16.10.15. The unions protested against the company’s discriminative behaviour towards their Polish employees and union organisations. Smurfit Kappa’s management refuses to meet with a ZZP delegation if the following preconditions are not met: The management board…

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