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Quantitative targets and member state irresponsibility

Tuesday 1 December 2015

By Christina J. Colclough, Head of EU Affairs, UNI Europa On 26 November 2015, First-Vice President of the EU Commission Timmermans, received a letter signed by 19 EU member states. In it, the member states praise Mr Timmermans’ Better Regulation agenda and its focus on competitiveness, on the removal of ‘unnecessary burdens’ and on the…

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Rise of the Machines: Robots and the New World of Work

Tuesday 24 November 2015

By Philip Jennings, UNI Global Union General Secretary In 1913 a man named Ford rigged up the first automotive assembly line so he could mass produce his innovative Model T car. A little over a century later, another man named Ford is warning of how automation could lead to an unemployment crisis the likes of…

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UNI Global Union condemns vile terror attacks

Tuesday 17 November 2015

UNI Global Union and our family of 1000 unions in over 150 nations, sends its  sympathy and condolences to France and all countries whose citizens were murdered and injured during the vile terrorist attacks in Paris. UNI Global Union’s General Secretary, Philip Jennings said, “We condemn these acts of terror and mourn this tragic loss…

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Climate change is union business

Tuesday 10 November 2015

With less than a month until world leaders will meet in Paris for the UN climate conference, UNI Europa’s Hanna Sjölund stresses in the Eurocadres Blog that climate change is union business Read the full text here

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Greece has to be rebuilt for the Greek people

Monday 13 July 2015

UNI Europa is cautiously optimistic about Eurozone governments having agreed to start negotiations on an ESM programme with Greece. But scepticism remains as to who will have to pay for that. Oliver Roethig, Regional Secretary of UNI Europa said, ‘Greece has to be rebuilt for the Greek people, not for satisfying a neoliberal austerity model…

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