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EU Social Pillar 1st Anniversary: Celebrating a date, not an accomplishment

Tuesday 13 November 2018

UNI Europa Regional Secretary Oliver Roethig, commenting on the first anniversary of the EU Social Pillar, said a real commitment to sectoral collective bargaining was necessary, if the initiative was to succeed for workers. Roethig said, “In a year we have not seen all that much – it’s like a brightly shining birthday candle without…

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Victory for social rights as European services e-card is rejected

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Today trade unions scored a victory for social rights after having successfully led the drive to reject the European Commission’s proposal for an e-card in a vote in the internal market (IMCO) committee. The General Secretary and Confederal Secretary of the ETUC, alongside the heads of the European Trade Union Federations EFFAT, ETF, industriAll, EPSU,…

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A cautious welcome for the European Labour Authority

Wednesday 14 March 2018

UNI Europa cautiously welcomes the Commission’s Social Fairness Package and proposal for a European Labour Authority. Over the years, UNI Europa have campaigned relentlessly for a Social Europe and for the Juncker Commission to deliver concrete social solutions for its citizens. After years of austerity, in which social rights were abused and ignored, it is…

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Self-Employment and Atypical working – UNI Europa position and next steps

Wednesday 20 December 2017

The world of work in the services sector is undergoing massive changes. Digitalisation and new emerging business models profoundly modify the workplace and impact deeply on traditional employment and work relationships. As a result, new forms of employment and working arrangements have spread rapidly. These differ from ‘traditional’ and regular employment and can take different…

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Greek trade unions release statement of the European Pillar of Social Rights

Friday 1 December 2017

Following a workshop on “The European Social Pillar, Social Europe and national economies in crisis – Trade Union answers”, organised by UNI Europa and its affiliated Greek unions and held in Athens, a statement was adopted by the Greek Trade Unions members of UNI Europa: OTOE, OASE, OYIE, OME-OTE, POST and POESPERT. It outlined that…

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