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Equal pay – it’s time to close the gender gap

Saturday 12 March 2016

Equal work for equal pay – this was the demand of union leaders as the UNI Europa Women’s Conference grappled with issues of gender equality in Rome. Women in Europe earn on average more than 16% less than men or 84 cents for every €1 earned by men. Nordic countries tend to rank higher in…

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5th UNI Europa Women’s Conference ready for liftoff

Wednesday 24 February 2016

Over three hundred trade unionists are ready for the 5th UNI Europa Women’s Conference in Rome on 13 March. The theme of the Women’s conference is Women at the Heart of Change. It is designed to shed light on a rapidly changing Europe and to focus the discussion on how services unions and women need…

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Join the HeartUnions campaign

Thursday 11 February 2016

By Oliver Roethig, Regional Secretary This Monday, our comrades in The Trade Union Congress (TUC) launched a campaign to protest the Trade Union Bill which is being discussed by the UK Parliament this week – the HeartUnions campaign. We, UNI Europa and our affiliates, wholeheartedly support this campaign. Here is why: The TU bill is…

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Towards #unieuropa16

Wednesday 27 January 2016

With only 46 days to go, excitement around the 4th UNI Europa Conference is growing – over 600 participants from UNI Europa member organisations have already registered to attend our three day conference that will define UNI Europa’s future path in the years up to 2020. Changing Europe together, our conference slogan, not only illustrates…

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The Road to Rome

Sunday 17 January 2016

By Oliver Roethig, Regional Secretary Political and technological forces are threatening workers’ rights all over Europe. The European Commission is pushing the EU in an increasingly neoliberal direction, through initiatives such as the “Better Regulation Agenda” and is increasingly effective in its anti-worker agenda. President Juncker’s team seems set on creating an EU which put…

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