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For decades, trade unions have been a pillar of democratic societies. UNI Europa works with our affiliates to boost union membership, strengthen union structures and grow the capacity to organise and build power within our sectors.
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New campaign: Europe needs a pay rise – it’s time for our recovery

Wednesday 15 February 2017

Corporate Europe has recovered from the crisis but workers haven’t seen a pay rise in years. For too long, leaders and employers have pitted workers against each other in a wage race to the bottom. More money in the pockets of workers isn’t only good for workers – it creates demand that will trickle-up the…

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New UniCredit agreement signed by the Italian trade unions

Wednesday 8 February 2017

On 4 February, 2017 the Italian affiliates of UNI Finance, FABI, FIRST-CISL, FISAC CGIL, UILCA and UNISIN signed an agreement with the banking group UniCredit on the social impact of its business plan “Transformer”, presented on 13 December 2016. The main achievements of the agreement are; the 3,900 redundancies will be voluntary and employees will…

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2017 – the year of the pay rise

Thursday 22 December 2016

European trade unions have agreed to make 2017 the year of pay rise for European workers. “It’s time for our recovery” said ETUC General Secretary Luca Visentini. “Profits and executive pay have long recovered from the crisis, but white and blue collar workers’ wages have still have not got back to pre-crisis levels. One in…

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Statement from Penguin Random House, NUJ and Unite

Wednesday 21 December 2016

On 19 September we reported about Penguin Random House terminating its collective agreement with unions on Friday 16 December after talks aimed at protecting staff redundancy terms broke down. The National Union of Journalists and Unite have today released a statement to updated on the situation in London, as follows Statement from Tom Weldon, Penguin…

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UNI Europa Gaming Annual Meeting in Lille

Tuesday 8 November 2016

Over 40 members from 13 affiliated unions representing casinos, betting shops, bingo and lottery employees in 10 countries met in Lille (France) on November 3-4, 2016. UNI Europa Regional Secretary Oliver Roethig, addressing the meeting, recognised the challenges the sector was facing because of the economic crisis and digitalisation and stressed the importance of cross-sectoral…

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