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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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Cross-border parcel delivery Regulation rejected by the European Parliament

Thursday 13 July 2017

On 11 July 2017, the TRAN Committee of the European Parliament rejected the Cross-border parcel delivery Regulation proposal. The EPP in the transport committee voted down the compromise proposals put forward by the Socialists and Democrats that aimed at addressing a number of obstacles to cross-border parcel deliveries. Despite the lobbying efforts of UNI Europa…

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Trade unions united against the European Services E-Card

Monday 26 June 2017

UNI Europa is strongly opposed to the services e-card proposed by the European Commission and calls for its rejection. Last Wednesday , 21 June, workers from across Europe protested the EU proposal on a services e-card in front of the European Parliament. UNI Europa organised the action along with the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)…

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Competition law in need of change, UNI Europa tells MEPs

Thursday 15 June 2017

UNI Europa has sent a joint letter with the ETUC warning Members of the European Parliament that EU competition law is in need of change to ensure that workers in the online economy can organise in a trade union without being considered a cartel.

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Workers and employers jointly criticise fundamentally flawed proposals for a European services e-card

Thursday 11 May 2017

On 10 May 2017, the European social partners of the cleaning, insurance and construction sectors jointly express their fundamental concerns about the legislative proposals on the European services e-card. They strongly question their real added-value to strengthen the European Single market. The signatories confirm their support for fair competition in a well-functioning Single Market and…

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UNI Europa sends joint letter on European Services Package

Tuesday 11 April 2017

UNI Europa has sent a joint letter together with EFBWW, EFFAT and the ETUC to MEPs in the Internal Market  and Employment committees as well as national permanent representation to the EU regarding our ongoing concerns with the EU Commission proposals for a services e-card. We are calling on the European Parliament and Council to…

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