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For decades, trade unions have been a pillar of democratic societies. UNI Europa works with our affiliates to boost union membership, strengthen union structures and grow the capacity to organise and build power within our sectors.
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UNI’s UK affiliate GMB scores major victory against Amazon firm as shortchanged workers get back £20,000

Wednesday 17 January 2018

UK affiliate GMB has scored another groundbreaking victory against national logistics company, UK Express, for workers delivering for Amazon. UKXD has agreed to settle claims at 100% rather than risk court hearings and further claims. GMB brought claims asserting that like Uber, Hermes and other drivers, UK Express drivers are wrongly defined as ‘self-employed’. GMB argues that the terms of UKXD drivers’ contracts and…

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Conclusions of European Work Council Project: “EWC: Fit for Change”

Tuesday 16 January 2018

In autumn 2015, the EU Project “EWC: Fit for Change” started under the lead of the GPA-djp, the Austrian Trade Union of Private Sector Employees, Graphical Workers and Journalists. The project’s aim included the development of a transnational network of experts and training modules for the further development of skills and the restructuring of European…

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International Migrants’ Day: Organising Undocumented Migrant Workers’ Rights

Monday 18 December 2017

On International Migrants’ Day, the trade union movement reiterates its solidarity with undocumented migrant workers. Undocumented workers across Europe are performing vital jobs, but are often unable to do so regularly, and are frequently paid below the minimum wage, paid late or subject to wage theft. They are required to work very long hours, without…

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Samsung flouts human rights and endangers workers

Saturday 9 December 2017

The right to join a trade union and the right to collective bargaining are basic, human rights recognised by the UN International Labour Organisation. Yet many well-known multi-national companies do not recognise trade unions, and do not negotiate with trade unions on pay and working conditions. International and European Trade Unions are joining forces for…

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In solidarity with Air Traffic Controllers right to strike

Tuesday 5 December 2017

The Air Traffic Controllers European Unions Coordination (ATCEUC) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) have launched a campaign to oppose the European Commission’s will to shape and limit the Air Traffic Controllers’ (ATCOs) right to strike. The recommendations of the European Commission significantly encroach upon the national sovereignty of Member States and contradict the…

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