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UNI Europa Hair & Beauty is the European Union for hairdressers and beauticians. We represent 17 trade unions in 13 countries.
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#Endprecariouswork – Decent Work and Equal Treatment for All

Wednesday 13 April 2016

In the EU, precarious work means a low level of certainty over job safety, poor individual control over work, and/ or little opportunity for training and career progression. A job can be precarious because the worker is unable to enforce employment rights, social insurance protection is absent, or health and safety is at risk. But…

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Health and safety of hairdressers – not a small thing!

Saturday 12 March 2016

  Three hundred participants at the UNI Europa Women’s Conference have voiced their support for the new UNI Europa Better Regulation campaign, which focuses on the health and safety of European hairdressers.   Hairdressers are 10x more likely than other workers to develop skin diseases and 5x more likely to develop musculoskeletal diseases such as…

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Better Regulation – it really isn’t

Thursday 10 March 2016

published on Euractiv on 9 March 2016 by Oliver Roethig, Regional Secretary When the European Commission introduced its ‘Better Regulation Agenda’’ in May last year, for a moment I allowed myself to think this could actually lead to better law-making for all. Then suspicion settled in. The agenda claimed to ensure that the design of…

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Better Regulation – it really isn’t

Tuesday 1 March 2016

UNI Europa, the European services workers union, launched a campaign today under the slogan “Better Regulation – It Really Isn’t.” The campaign is supported by the entire European trade union movement: ETUC, EFFAT, IndustriALL Europe, EPSU, ETF Europe, CSEE-ETUCE, EFBWW and the IFJ. The campaign showcases how the European Commission is stalling important social legislation…

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Constructive discussion with Commissioner Thyssen

Tuesday 26 January 2016

On 25 January, UNI Europa representatives, lead by Regional Secretary Oliver Roethig, met with Commissioner Marianne Thyssen to discuss recent developments in Europe concerning social affairs and employment. At the meeting, the UNI Europa representatives highlighted the challenges in the new world of work due to rapid technological changes. UNI Europa has been one of…

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