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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 in solidarity with striking postal workers in Portugal

Friday 23 February 2018

Thousands of workers from Portugal’s recently privatised postal service CTT walked out of their job and into the streets Friday, February 23, to demand renationalisation of the post. The strike, organised by the four unions representing CTT employees, seeks to defend the quality of universal postal service and the quality of postal jobs. “UNI stands…

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New beginnings beckon Amcor as workers organise and negotiations start

Tuesday 20 February 2018

Last week, over 100 employees of the Amcor factories in Łódź, Poland demonstrated their support for the beginning of negotiations between trade union and the company’s management on issues raised by the workers. More than 100 employees of Amcor and members of the Graphical Trade Union gathered in front of Amcor factories demonstrating their support…

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2018 Transition Accord in Bangladesh swells to more than 100 brand signatories

Thursday 15 February 2018

Global unions IndustriALL and UNI have announced a major milestone for the 2018 Transition Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh: the number brand signatories has swelled past 100. As of today, 101 brands have signed the 2018 Transition Accord, which goes into effect when the 2013 Bangladesh Accord expires in May. The 2018…

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Basketball players in Spain unite behind their union in bargaining dispute

Tuesday 13 February 2018

The players of the top Spanish basketball competition “Liga ACB” have announced their resolution to strike indefinitely from tomorrow, 14 February 2018. The players and their union, the “Asociacion de Baloncestistas Profesionales” (ABP), took this decision after the breakdown in negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement with league officials. Chief among the causes for…

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Finnish Finance unions fight to renew national collective agreement

Monday 12 February 2018

For Finnish Finance unions,  their previous collective agreement ended in November 2017 and accordingly, negotiations began between three trade unions, two of which are UNI Finance affiliates, Pro and Nousu, and the employer associations Finance Finland FA and Service Sector Employers Palta. Negotiations have been tough as the employer associations wish to change the rules…

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