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UNI Global Union, based in Nyon, Switzerland, represents more than 20 million workers from over 900 trade unions in the fastest growing sectors in the world – skills and services.
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Everyone’s health and safety counts

Friday 28 April 2017

Everyone’s health and safety at work matters – for workers, his or her family and loved ones, and for employers. With over 168,000 people dying every year from work-related accidents and diseases, and over 3 million reported accidents at work (those resulting in at least four days’ absence from work), health and safety at work…

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European Pillar of Social Rights falls far short for workers

Wednesday 26 April 2017

Today, the European Commission published its long awaited recommendation on the European Pillar of Social Rights as well as its Reflection Paper on the Social Dimension of Europe. UNI Europa knows how much workers need a social Europe, one that stands up for them and their rights. But in reality, these proposals look like just…

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Building Trade Union Alliances to strengthen European Works Councils

Friday 21 April 2017

Trade union alliances are a means by which European works councils can be strengthened and trade union objectives advanced within multinational companies (MNCs). As part of a recent research project (VS/2014/0359), financed by the European Commission, no fewer than twenty trade union alliance meetings took place multinationals in all the sectors represented by UNI Europa….

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Generali Agrees to Social Plan in Nyon: the fight paid off!

Monday 10 April 2017

On Friday 7 April, the management of Generali and the staff representatives at the Nyon branch (canton of Vaud) of the Italian insurance company, signed a social plan. UNIA expressed its satisfaction after agreeing to the plan which reduces by half the original number of jobs that would have been lost after the transfer to…

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Big Six Tech Companies must commit to decent work

Friday 7 April 2017

UNI Global Union General Secretary Philip Jennings calls on the Big Six Tech companies to commit to decent work in the brave new digital world and vows that unions will not be marginalised. Speaking on the panel ‘Discussion on work and society’ at the ILO Global Dialogue on the Future of Work We Want today,…

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