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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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Smurfit Kappa Poland heads towards collective bargaining

Wednesday 31 August 2016

The Head of UNI G&P Javier Carles visited Poland from 17th to 19th June. He did so to meet with the President of ZZP Czesława Sonta, to contribute to the campaign of union membership in Smurfit Kappa and to a training workshop between workers of the company. The meeting with the President of ZZP took place…

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Global unions agree protocol with DP-DHL

Tuesday 19 July 2016

Global unions agree protocol with DP-DHL | UNI Global Union The ITF, UNI and DP-DHL have today agreed to a protocol, which commits them to continued dialogue on employment and industrial relations. The parties will meet four times a year and attempt to resolve issues in a mutually acceptable manner to avoid future problems. Philip…

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Secure jobs and better childcare coverage among major decisions at Handels’ Congress

Wednesday 4 May 2016

UNI’s Swedish affiliate, Handels will work to ensure that full-time open-ended contracts are the norm on the labour market. Handels will promote better childcare coverage during unsociable hours. For the first time in Handels’ history an all-women Executive Committee was elected. Linda Palmetzhofer and Elisabeth Brandt Ygeman will join Handels’ President Susanna Gideonsson at the…

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UNI joins call for end to union repression in Turkey

Tuesday 3 May 2016

UNI has joined  calls from the Turkish government to cease its intensified repression of trade unions, and protested at its plan to amend labour laws to further weaken workers’ rights. Dozens of academics have been dismissed for signing a peace statement calling for an end to repression against Kurdish and other people in the Kurdish provinces, several of…

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