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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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Time to deliver on women’s rights: YES to the work-life balance directive

Thursday 8 March 2018

For International Women’s Day on 8th March trade unionists across Europe are calling for a swift adoption of the proposed EU Directive on work/life balance. EU legislation in this field will strongly enhance women’s employment opportunities and enable family-related leave to be taken more equally. If adopted, the new Directive will strengthen rights in many…

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UNI in solidarity with striking postal workers in Portugal

Friday 23 February 2018

Thousands of workers from Portugal’s recently privatised postal service CTT walked out of their job and into the streets Friday, February 23, to demand renationalisation of the post. The strike, organised by the four unions representing CTT employees, seeks to defend the quality of universal postal service and the quality of postal jobs. “UNI stands…

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UNI Europa and ETNO join the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Today, the social partners UNI Europa and ETNO – the European Telecommunication Network Operators’ Association (ETNO) – joined the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition. The Coalition was first launched by the European Commission in December 2016 and aims at helping meet the high demand of digital skills across Europe. The Coalition brings together Member States,…

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New beginnings beckon Amcor as workers organise and negotiations start

Tuesday 20 February 2018

Last week, over 100 employees of the Amcor factories in Łódź, Poland demonstrated their support for the beginning of negotiations between trade union and the company’s management on issues raised by the workers. More than 100 employees of Amcor and members of the Graphical Trade Union gathered in front of Amcor factories demonstrating their support…

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