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UNI Europa response to the public consultation on a European Labour Authority

Wednesday 20 December 2017

UNI Europa cautiously welcomes the proposal for a European Labour Authority (ELA) as a further means to ensure that EU employment and social legislation is respected and that workers are not exploited. A European Labour Authority could play a key role in monitoring the implementation of and helping better enforce EU legislation, including signalling irregularities…

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UNI Europa responses to EU consultations on access to social protection for all workers

Monday 18 December 2017

UNI Europa welcomes the European Commission initiative to address the obstacles and barriers in accessing social protection and to ensure that access is granted to all workers, including genuinely self-employed workers and those in non-standard forms of employment, and no matter the duration of the employment relationship. Our key UNI Europa demands are: For all…

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Tracking the digital footprint

Tuesday 28 November 2017

Yesterday, UNI Europa and the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS), in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire, held a conference to present the report “Work in the European Gig Economy – Research results from the UK, Sweden, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Italy”. The report presents the results of an innovative survey across…

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Improving the Efficiency of European Works Councils and Social Dialogue in the European Tissue Paper Sector

Tuesday 28 November 2017

The tissue paper sector in Europe is dominated by a handful of large multinational companies, including Kimberly Clark, SCA, Sofidel, WEPA, Tronchetti and Lucart, 6 companies which alone control 70 – 80% of the European market. The European tissue paper sector came through the economic and financial crisis virtually unscathed. Today, the sector is doing…

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