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UNICARE Europe represents unions across Europe in the care and social insurance sector. We fully recognise that the private care sector is changing rapidly and therefore we coordinate care workers and their unions across Europe in order to build power and have a voice with decision makers, to ensure quality jobs and quality care for all.
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Orpea Solidarity Network launched: Towards a Global Social Dialogue

Thursday 21 March 2019

On 20 March 2019, 12 trade unions from across Europe came together to launch the Orpea Solidarity Network. The launch follows the Global UNICARE conference’s resolution to organise workers in key multinational companies, strengthen trade union alliances and work toward a global social dialogue in Orpea. The network builds on the recent successes of organising…

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Advancing Personal and Household Services Project kicks-off

Monday 14 January 2019

On 9 and 10 January, UNICARE was part of the kick-off meeting for the European project ‘Advancing Personal and Household Services’ (Grant Agreement no VS/2018/0344). Other project partners include EASPD (The European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities), Social Services Europe, DIESIS (European Research and Development Service for the Social Economy), EFSI –…

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UNICARE: ORPEA must stop anti-worker campaign in Germany

Wednesday 18 July 2018

When workers at Celenus’ REHA Clinic in the German town of Bad Langensalza wanted to improve their pay and working conditions, the company—part of the French multi-national ORPEA group—rolled out a vicious anti-union campaign. The workers, members of Ver.di, have been fighting for the past year for a collective bargaining agreement on wages to bring…

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