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‘Travel time is work time’ – European Court

Friday 11 September 2015

The European Court of Justice has ruled that travel time┬áto and from first and last appointments by workers without a fixed office should be regarded as working time. This is an important ruling for care workers across Europe, and is important in the context of the changing landscape of care work worldwide, and according to…

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Youth structures in European trade union federations

Monday 7 September 2015

The attached Background and News article will be published in the November 2015 issue of Transfer (Vol. 21, issue 4), the European Trade Union Institute publication. The article provides a brief overview of the existing structures for organising and representing young workers in six European trade union federations (ETUFs). Recently, trade union youth structures have…

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Final report on the HLG on retail competitiveness released

Friday 4 September 2015

On 31 July 2015, the EU Commission published the report of the High-level group on retail competitiveness. The report outlines the views of the Group on how to improve the competitiveness of the EU retail sector and create more jobs opportunities. The Group identified five key themes that are considered essential for improving the competitiveness…

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EWC agreement signed in Randstad Group

Monday 13 July 2015

On July 10, Randstad Group signed an agreement establishing the European Works Council in the company. UNI Europa TAW together with its affiliates has been driving the process for a few years. The EWC replaces a voluntary information and consultation structure, Randstad European Platform, which existed since 1996. The EWC agreement has sthengthened the concept…

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2015 UNI Europa Youth Conference

Thursday 25 June 2015

The UNI Europa Youth Committee held its Conference in Dublin, Ireland on 22-24 June 2015. The 2015 UNI Europa Youth Conference succesfully endorsed its Action Plan for 2015 -2017, adopted three Resolutions, issued a Solidarity statement to young Greek workers and elected the Steering Group that will carry the work until 2017. UNI Europa Youth…

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