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Cross-border parcels delivery services Regulation adopted

Thursday 15 March 2018

Following two rounds of trilogue negotiations, the co-legislators reached a provisional agreement in December 2017. On 13 March 2018, the European Parliament at its plenary session, adopted the Commission proposal to make prices for cross-border parcel delivery services more transparent and affordable, and to increase regulatory oversight of the EU parcel market. The regulation now…

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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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Social dialogue capacity-building project in the postal sector

Wednesday 21 February 2018

UNI Europa Post & Logistics together with PostEurop are currently implementing the 2-year project entitled: “Promoting European Social Dialogue in the Postal Sector in an enlarged Europe”. It is aimed primarily at analysing the digital transformation of the postal sector. The objective is to get first-hand information on how postal operators and trade unions have…

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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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What is the gig economy?

Wednesday 29 November 2017

It’s a hot topic but what are the realities of the ‘gig economy’ and the new types of employment created by online platforms? Watch our latest video to find out more.  

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