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What to look for in the European Pillar of Social Rights

Thursday 19 January 2017

On 23 January, UNI Europa will take part in a high level conference on the European Pillar of Social Rights, organised by the European Commission, just a few days after the European Parliament plenary adopted a report on the European Pillar of Social Rights with strong proposals to strengthen social rights in the EU.  UNI…

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An AAA-rated society for workers’ rights

Thursday 17 November 2016

This European Commission promised progress on social issues, but so far none has materialised. Europe’s workers need job security, well-defined right and a fair standard of living, writes Oliver Roethig on Euractiv. AAA-rated countries have an exceptional degree of creditworthiness as they are trusted to meet their commitments with ease. Two years ago, Commission President…

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Commission 2017 Work Plan: little social progress and no mentioning of hairdressing agreement on health and safety

Wednesday 26 October 2016

The EU Commission’s Work Programme 2017 is a disappointment for services trade unions. The Commission fails to commit to more Social Europe. President Juncker and Vice-President Timmermans continue to treat labour issues as secondary, “small” things. The social partner agreement of the hairdressing sector is not even mentioned. Despite the legal revision of the agreement…

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We want an inclusive, empowering and cohesive digital future for all workers

Thursday 29 September 2016

by Oliver Roethig, UNI Europa Regional Secretary On 28 and 29, I am attending the Digital Assembly 2016 in Bratislava. Digitalisation is already changing the world today – and rapidly. UNI Europa, the European services workers union, fights for quality work in a digitalised world. It must be the ambition of the EU and our…

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