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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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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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A just digital future and economy for European services workers

Thursday 23 March 2017

Today, UNI Europa’s Regional Secretary Oliver Roethig is speaking at a high level event on digitalisation – the ‘Digital Day’, organised by the European Commission and the Republic of Italy, in collaboration with the Maltese Presidency of the European Union. The focus of the session will be ‘Digital Transformation, Jobs and Skills’ and the effects…

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Call for tender for project on challenges of the digitalisation in the services industry

Wednesday 22 March 2017

UNI Europa is looking to recruit an expert within the framework of a project funded by the European Commission and entitled “The challenges of the digitalisation in the services industry: a new area for information, consultation, participation rights of workers and transnational negotiations”. Please find attached the project description. Tasks involved for the expert The…

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International Women’s Day – She needs a pay rise

Tuesday 7 March 2017

A pay rise for women would narrow the gender pay gap, and boost the economy by giving millions of working women more money to spend. UNI Europa Regional Secretary Oliver Roethig said: ‘UNI Europa is a 100% committed to closing the gender pay gap – and we are doing our share with the http://uni40for40.org/ campaign,…

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Joint ETUF letter to MEPs ahead of CETA vote

Monday 6 February 2017

UNI Europa, together with European trade union federations EPSU, EFFAT, EFJ, ETF, ETUCE, EFBWW and IndustriAll, have sent a letter to members of the European Parliament asking them not to give consent to CETA in the plenary vote scheduled for 15 February. The European trade union federations share a number of common concerns about CETA…

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