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Unions adopt the Vienna Declaration to radically overhaul working time

Friday 14 September 2018

During a two-day high-level conference held this week in Vienna (10th – 11th September), UNI Europa, the European trade union federation for the services sector, adopted the Vienna Declaration on working time. The paper – ‘It is our Time: Working Time in the New World of Work –Working Time and Collective Bargaining Policy’ – was…

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Unions fight against archaic working time law in Austria

Friday 14 September 2018

On 1st September a new law on working time entered into force in Austria increasing the working day from maximum 8 to 12 hours and the working week from 40 to 60 hours. The Austrian Conservative Party (ÖVP) and the right wing Freedom Party (FPÖ) pushed through this law which introduces a 60 hour work…

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Unions call for a working time overhaul at high-level conference

Wednesday 12 September 2018

This week, UNI Europa and its largest Austrian affiliate, GPA-djp, held a two-day high-level conference in Vienna on working time. Against the back drop of a new law in Austria increasing the working day from eight to twelve hours and the working week from forty to sixty hours, the conference was an opportunity for trade…

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UNI Europa demands for Juncker’s final State of the Union

Tuesday 11 September 2018

In the face of rising populism and right-wing extremism, as showcased by recent European elections, it is essential that the European Union holds as strong as ever in the face of adversity. UNI Europa supports the calls from the ETUC for a European-wide alliance between parties, politicians, social partners and civil society organisations to support…

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