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NETPoste – Transformations and bargaining of work and employment in European postal services

Tuesday 3 July 2018

European postal services are going through a period of major economic, organisational and technological changes: liberalisation of postal activities, privatisation of historical operators, decline of postal mail and redeploying workers to parcel distribution, automation of sorting centres and the rationalisation of rounds etcetera. These in turn lead to considerable changes in working and employment conditions….

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Appalling working conditions sparks Amazon worker protest

Tuesday 15 May 2018

GMB, the union for Amazon employees in the UK, today led a rally outside Manchester United’s Old Trafford football ground to protest employees being “treated like robots.” The stadium was the site of Amazon and the Department for International Trade the first ever Amazon Marketplace New Seller event inside. The protest comes after a former employee claimed workers at…

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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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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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Trend Research for the Postal Sector in 2030 – Social Dialogue Committee Project

Sunday 14 January 2018

The project aims at engaging an innovative exercise of reflection and research between the European social partners. In accordance with the prospective method, it aims to elaborate three to five scenarios on the future of the postal sector, especially from a social perspective. It will be essential to establish a clear framework for following each…

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