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We speak of the digital future of work – but that future is NOW

Monday 15 April 2019

On 9 April 2019, the European Commission organised a High-Level Conference on the Future of Work with the slogan “Today, Tomorrow, for All”. At the conference the long-awaited High-level Expert Group on the Digital Transformation on EU Labour Markets launched their report under the same name. Oliver Roethig took part in the conference and was…

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UNI Europa – Keep Sunday Special

Friday 29 March 2019

UNI Europa calls on EU to back Work-free Sunday “Do we really want to live without a Sunday, without a day where we don’t work?“, asks Oliver Roethig, Regional Secretary of the European services workers union UNI Europa. “Often workers don’t have a choice anymore. With all the negative consequences for their private lives. Our demand…

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UNI Europa calls for the rejection of the “innovation principle” from Horizon Europe

Wednesday 13 March 2019

Ahead of tomorrow’s trilogue meeting between the EU institutions which will agree on the legislative package for the EU research programme Horizon Europe, UNI Europa joins together with civil society organisations to call on the EU Parliament and Council to remove the “innovation principle” from Horizon Europe. The so-called “innovation principle” represents a red line…

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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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