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Find here information on UNI Europa’s work on EU services policy. Unlike the European Commission, we do not believe that the integration of the internal market is enough to support quality jobs, growth, and quality services. UNI Europa therefore strives to develop an alternative EU services policy.

Over the past twenty years, creating the internal market for services has been the EU’s flagship initiative in the field of services policy. Yet, UNI Europa observes that the internal market project has contributed to the growth of precarious employment and low quality services. We are therefore active to change the direction of EU internal market policy and to put targeted policies for quality jobs and quality services on the Commission’s agenda. We work with the European institutions, fellow trade unions, and researchers to develop an EU services policy that works for all – service workers, consumers, and companies alike.
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Shaping Industrial Relations project’s infographic summary out now!

Wednesday 23 January 2019

UNI Europa’s European Commission funded project ‘Shaping Industrial Relations in a Digitalising Services Industry – Challenges and Opportunities for Social Partners’ (VS/2016/0357) in collaboration with ZSI – Centre for Social Innovation, was one of UNI Europa’s top priorities for 2017-2018 and a key element in developing our political platform on the future world of work…

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UNI Europa’s plan to harness the impact of digitalisation in the services industry unveiled in high-level conference

Thursday 17 May 2018

UNI Europa, in partnership with Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI), held its project conference ‘Shaping Industrial Relations in a Digitalising Services Industry’ on 15 and 16 May 2018 in Brussels. Almost 30 high-level guest speakers, panellists and moderators enriched the conference with their contributions and shared their ideas and knowledge on various topics on the…

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Video on Shaping Industrial Relations in a Digitalising Services Industry

Thursday 17 May 2018

UNI Europa has created a 10 point discussion plan as part of the project on ‘Shaping Industrial Relations in a Digitalising Services Industry’. The plan suggests ways in which the trade union movement can mitigate the impact of digitalisation in the services industry. To read an article about the conference please click here and more…

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Victory for social rights as European services e-card is rejected

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Today trade unions scored a victory for social rights after having successfully led the drive to reject the European Commission’s proposal for an e-card in a vote in the internal market (IMCO) committee. The General Secretary and Confederal Secretary of the ETUC, alongside the heads of the European Trade Union Federations EFFAT, ETF, industriAll, EPSU,…

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A cautious welcome for the European Labour Authority

Wednesday 14 March 2018

UNI Europa cautiously welcomes the Commission’s Social Fairness Package and proposal for a European Labour Authority. Over the years, UNI Europa have campaigned relentlessly for a Social Europe and for the Juncker Commission to deliver concrete social solutions for its citizens. After years of austerity, in which social rights were abused and ignored, it is…

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