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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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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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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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Commerce sector achieves big win in Poland

Monday 27 November 2017

On November 24th, the Polish Parliament passed a law limiting work in the commerce sector on Sundays. From 1st March 2018, workers will only be allowed to work in shops on the first and last Sunday of the month. In 2019, shops will only be open on the last Sunday of each month, and in…

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UNI Europa in full solidarity with Italian and German Black Friday strikes

Friday 24 November 2017

For Amazon in Italy and Germany, Black Friday really could be a dark day. Workers at Amazon’s largest “fulfilment centres” in Italy and German have decided to take strike action. Amazon employees in both countries are calling on the company to respect their workers by engaging in social dialogue and providing a safe and healthy…

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