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CETA and TTIP need to be fair, sustainable and social

Tuesday 31 May 2016

The Regional Secretaries of UNI Americas and UNI Europa, Adriana Rosenzwaig and Oliver Roethig, gave their full support to the statement made by the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) and the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union. Without the following changes, the trade…

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UNI Affiliates meet to discuss work in Liberty Global

Wednesday 27 April 2016

Last week, UNI Europa brought together affiliate trade unions from across Europe and the Caribbean to discuss their work around Liberty Global, the American based telecommunications company. As the company expands its global presence and market share, and an increasing number of unions have members in the company, the meeting provided an important opportunity to…

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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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New survey provides further evidence of seismic shift in Europe’s digital economy

Monday 14 March 2016

A joint study by the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and UNI Europa, with the support of several UNI Europa affiliates including Unionen in Sweden, carried out by University of Hertfordshire, with fieldwork by Ipsos MORI, was revealed today at the opening of the UNI Europa Regional Conference in Rome. It is further evidence…

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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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