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UNI Europa Commerce is the European Union for the retail and wholesale industry. We represent more than 60 trade unions from 35 countries.
UNI Europa Commerce is committed to raise the voice of commerce workers in its lobbying activities within the EU Institutions. It is engaged in constructive relations with EuroCommerce in the framework of the European Social Dialogue and aims at implementing a work programme that is relevant for national social partners. It coordinates the establishment of EWCs in the Commerce sector by strengthening the trade union presence and the coordination and link with the existing and future trade union alliances. It supports UNI Europa Commerce affiliates in protecting work-free Sunday and enhance good practices in social dialogue and collective bargaining to safeguard employees’ work-life balance.
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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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Amazon cannot escape collective bargaining

Thursday 1 February 2018

Amazon has again been engaging in unlawful salary practices, according to French unions.  Amazon’s management has been attempting to misclassify and, therefore, wrongly remunerate its staff. France’s Commerce sector trade unions, as well as employers’ organisations, have voted unanimously to call on Amazon to respect collective agreements, which define the right of employees, especially regarding their remuneration…

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Sunday Alliance success in Czech Republic

Tuesday 23 January 2018

Today a majority of Czech MPs voted down a proposal of the right-wing political party ODS aimed at striking down a recent law banning larger shops to be open during selected public holidays. In 2016, OSPO union managed, after many years, to push through a piece of legislation on opening hours of shops of more…

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What is the gig economy?

Wednesday 29 November 2017

It’s a hot topic but what are the realities of the ‘gig economy’ and the new types of employment created by online platforms? Watch our latest video to find out more.  

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