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Decent wages, dignity and collective bargaining for all

Monday 7 October 2019

Over half of all care workers work in emotionally disturbing situations up to 75% of their working time, and 1 in 4 care workers say they need more training to cope well with their duties. The toll this takes on the workers, 8 out of 10 who are women, in addition to the physical strain,…

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Project Update: Advancing Personal and Household Services

Wednesday 24 April 2019

Upcoming workshop In the framework of the ‘Advancing Personal and Household Services (Ad-PHS)’, UNI Europa is organising a national workshop in Drogheda, Ireland on 30 May 2019. The workshop will focus on understanding the current state of the sector, how the jobs have been professionalised and the role of social dialogue and collective bargaining.  In…

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Public Procurement is our business – Joint letter by Social Partners to Commission

Wednesday 10 April 2019

UNI Europa Property Services initiated a joint letter between CoESS, EFCI, FoodServices Europe and EFFAT demanding a public consultation on the future revision of the public procurement directive in 2021. The joint letter also demands that the Commission takes the Best Value Guides in Cleaning and Security into account, when revising the Buying Social Guide….

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‘It is crucial that cleaners and security workers’ voices are heard’ – UNI Europa Property Services elects new Vice Presidents

Friday 22 March 2019

On 21 March, UNI Europa’s Property Services Steering Committee met to discuss the strategic priorities for the coming year. These include building solidarity with cleaners in Portugal, developing a project on recruitment, retention and labour turnover across the two sectors, and developing our work on the Best Value Guide across different countries. The Steering committee…

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Two-year project on the Anticipation of Change in the Private Security Sector concluded

Thursday 28 February 2019

For the last two years, CoESS and UNI Europa Property Services have been involved in the European Commission-funded project “Anticipating, Preparing and Managing Employment in the Private Security Industry” (VS/2017/0020). This project was the result of the CoESS-UNI Europa’s Work Programme in Private Security. The final English language report of the project can be read…

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