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World’s first collective agreement between platform company and trade union in Denmark

Thursday 20 September 2018

The collective bargaining contract between UNI’s Danish affiliate 3F and Hilfr is unprecedented insofar as it treats self-employed contractors as workers. The 12 month pilot agreement came into effect on 1 August 2018. There are around 450 workers on Hilfr.dk, a website platform providing cleaning services for around 1,700 customers across Denmark. Key points of…

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Global Agreement between BNP Paribas and UNI advances labour rights & gender equality for 200,000 workers worldwide

Tuesday 18 September 2018

BNP Paribas and UNI Global Union have signed a Global Agreement today that promises paid parental leave, health and life insurance, the ability to join a labour union without fear, stringent anti-harassment enforcement, and other key rights for the bank’s 200,000 employees in 73 countries. UNI Global Union General Secretary Christy Hoffman said, “We applaud…

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Unions call for a working time overhaul at high-level conference

Wednesday 12 September 2018

This week, UNI Europa and its largest Austrian affiliate, GPA-djp, held a two-day high-level conference in Vienna on working time. Against the back drop of a new law in Austria increasing the working day from eight to twelve hours and the working week from forty to sixty hours, the conference was an opportunity for trade…

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