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Greek bank workers finally get pay rise after decade-long salary freeze

Friday 14 June 2019

Workers across Greece’s banking sector will finally start seeing some of their lost income return after a new sectoral collective bargaining agreement was successfully achieved by UNI’s Greek affiliates OTOE after months of difficult and intense negotiations. The workers have suffered from 9 years of salary cuts and freezes triggered by the 2008 financial crisis…

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Landmark EU Court ruling protects bank workers from excessively long hours

Wednesday 29 May 2019

Court of Justice of the European Union On 14 May 2019, the European Court of Justice issued a landmark ruling which will protect not only bank sector employees, but workers across Europe, from excessive and unhealthy working hours and ensure their right to daily and weekly rest periods and a proper work/life balance. The case was brought…

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Workers protected and union role strengthened in updated agreement with the ECB

Wednesday 24 April 2019

UNI Europa and the other trade union federations representing Europe’s central banks workers have signed an updated agreement with outgoing ECB President Mario Draghi, guaranteeing a bigger role going forward for worker representatives in the European System of Central Banks (ESCB) social dialogue. The signing ceremony took place at the ECB in Frankfurt on 3…

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