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UNI Europa sends letter of solidarity with trade unions to Lithuanian prime minister

Friday 18 September 2015

UNI Europa has on 16 September sent a letter of solidarity with the Lithuanian trade unions and their protests against the new labour code to Mr.Algirdas Butkevičius, Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania Here is the full text Dear Mr Butkevicius, UNI Europa stands in full solidarity with the Lithuanian trade unions and their protest…

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UNI President & President of PAM slams Finnish government’s attack on workers

Thursday 17 September 2015

Ann Selin, the President of the biggest union in Finland, PAM, and also the President of UNI Global Union, says the right wing Finnish government’s anti-trade union legislation is an assault on employees. Selin urged working people to join the mass demonstration planned for Friday 18 September in Helsinki.  UNI Global Union and its 20…

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UNI Europa urges EU member states to solve refugee crisis with humanity and solidarity

Monday 14 September 2015

Europe is witnessing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis – and governments are lacking the necessary solidarity and humanity to deal with the situation. Oliver Roethig, Regional Secretary of UNI Europa said: ‘ Today’s ‘emergency summit’, when EU interior ministers meet has to be the first step in European governments rising to the challenge instead of ignoring…

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Greece has to be rebuilt for the Greek people

Monday 13 July 2015

UNI Europa is cautiously optimistic about Eurozone governments having agreed to start negotiations on an ESM programme with Greece. But scepticism remains as to who will have to pay for that. Oliver Roethig, Regional Secretary of UNI Europa said, ‘Greece has to be rebuilt for the Greek people, not for satisfying a neoliberal austerity model…

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EU: Do not slam the door on Greece!

Monday 6 July 2015

UNI Europa and the ETUC are united in calling for the Greek people not to be penalised for voting against austerity. The EU must react by backing a workable debt rescheduling and debt relief system. UNI Europa Regional Secretary Oliver Roethig said, “The Eurogroup must work out a solution as quickly as possible so that…

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