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UNI Europa and ETNO join the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Today, the social partners UNI Europa and ETNO – the European Telecommunication Network Operators’ Association (ETNO) – joined the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition. The Coalition was first launched by the European Commission in December 2016 and aims at helping meet the high demand of digital skills across Europe. The Coalition brings together Member States,…

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Ensuring the mental wellbeing of ICT employees in the new world of work – revising the Good Work, Good Health Guidelines

Tuesday 23 January 2018

In January, the telecom social partners UNI Europa ICTS and ETNO (the employer organisation regrouping incumbent telecom operators) kicked off a new project on mental health in the ICT sector. In the context of rapid technological change and digitalisation, new psychosocial risks have emerged for workers (e.g. burnout, constant availability etc). The project aims at…

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Joint Statement of the European Telecom Social Partners on Reconciling Innovation and Privacy Protection to the Benefit of the European Data Economy

Thursday 11 January 2018

The value of the European data economy could reach up to 740 billion euros, or 4% of the European Union’s total GDP, by 2020. Smart solutions such as big data analytics, the Internet of Things, and connected driving thus have the potential to trigger a fourth industrial revolution. This new wave of digitization could lead…

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Samsung flouts human rights and endangers workers

Saturday 9 December 2017

The right to join a trade union and the right to collective bargaining are basic, human rights recognised by the UN International Labour Organisation. Yet many well-known multi-national companies do not recognise trade unions, and do not negotiate with trade unions on pay and working conditions. International and European Trade Unions are joining forces for…

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