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2017 – the year of the pay rise

Thursday 22 December 2016

European trade unions have agreed to make 2017 the year of pay rise for European workers. “It’s time for our recovery” said ETUC General Secretary Luca Visentini. “Profits and executive pay have long recovered from the crisis, but white and blue collar workers’ wages have still have not got back to pre-crisis levels. One in…

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Statement from Penguin Random House, NUJ and Unite

Wednesday 21 December 2016

On 19 September we reported about Penguin Random House terminating its collective agreement with unions on Friday 16 December after talks aimed at protecting staff redundancy terms broke down. The National Union of Journalists and Unite have today released a statement to updated on the situation in London, as follows Statement from Tom Weldon, Penguin…

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Balancing the challenges of work and private life

Tuesday 20 December 2016

The European Trade Union Confederation believes workers must be able to combine their working and private lives in a way that meets the needs of parents, children, carers and dependants. Evidence shows that a fair ‘work-life balance’ is good for workers, employers and society in general. Steps are also necessary to redress the gender inequality…

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Penguin Random House UK terminates relationships with unions at London sites

Monday 19 December 2016

Penguin Random House has terminated its collective agreement with unions after talks aimed at protecting staff redundancy terms broke down. Staff were informed on Friday 16 December that it was terminating its formal relationships with both the NUJ (National Union of Journalists) and Unite the Union after talks on collective agreements came to a halt….

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Addressing physical and psychological risks in the retail and wholesale sector

Monday 19 December 2016

UNI Europa and EuroCommerce have just published joint project report entitled ‘Addressing physical and psychological risks in the retail and wholesale sector’. The report is the product of a joint project and the results of a survey of members and affiliates. The survey has been able to pinpoint a number of areas of risk in…

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