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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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Trade unions issue an unprecedented emergency alert

Friday 27 April 2018

The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) has issued an unprecedented ‘emergency alert’ that highlights countries and situations where the opportunity for working people in Europe to achieve decent wages and working conditions is under threat. “At the heart of Europe is a social contract that offers working people the opportunity to get decent wages and…

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Major breakthrough in campaign to protect whistleblowers but workers still exposed

Tuesday 24 April 2018

UNI Europa welcomes the proposal from the European Commission on the protection of whistleblowers in the EU as an important step in the right direction but is concerned that workers’ rights and their working conditions has been omitted. From LuxLeaks to Cambridge Analytica, it is individual whistleblowers who have helped to expose some of the…

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Better, stronger, faster: Union movement uses tech to ramp up organising

Friday 20 April 2018

UNI Europa hosts online organising summit to inspire ideas and share best practices From Facebook ads to apps promoting workplace rights to artificial intelligence, the labour movement is expanding its toolkit to grow its membership, and this week, UNI Europa hosted union activists from throughout Europe to inspire new ideas and share best practices for…

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Ver.di negogiates pay rise deal for 62,000 Deutsche Telekom workers

Saturday 14 April 2018

This month negotiators from Deutsche Telekom and the services trade union, ver.di, announced that they had reached a compromise for the 55,000 employees of Telekom Deutschland, the branch of the German telecommunications group which serves individuals and companies in the country. Ver.di not only negotiated a pay rise of between 4.8% and 5.2%, but workers…

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