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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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UGT and CC.OO sign a collective agreement for Lidl

Thursday 10 March 2016

On 4th March 2016, CCOO, UGT and Lidl management signed what has been hailed by Spanish Unions as the best Collective Agreement among all supermarkets in the retail sector. The text that affects 11,000 workers foresees a wage increase, provisions to ensure a better work life balance and a guarantee of more job stability. The…

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Join the HeartUnions campaign

Thursday 11 February 2016

By Oliver Roethig, Regional Secretary This Monday, our comrades in The Trade Union Congress (TUC) launched a campaign to protest the Trade Union Bill which is being discussed by the UK Parliament this week – the HeartUnions campaign. We, UNI Europa and our affiliates, wholeheartedly support this campaign. Here is why: The TU bill is…

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Knowledge is power: 2nd Lidl trade union network meeting

Thursday 21 January 2016

20 trade unions officials and activists from 9 countries gathered on 20 January in Brussels to exchange their experiences in organising workers in Lidl. Lidl is growing at a rapid pace, increasing its market share in the grocery trade and putting pressure on competitors with a double digit sales increase almost everywhere in Europe. When…

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The Road to Rome

Sunday 17 January 2016

By Oliver Roethig, Regional Secretary Political and technological forces are threatening workers’ rights all over Europe. The European Commission is pushing the EU in an increasingly neoliberal direction, through initiatives such as the “Better Regulation Agenda” and is increasingly effective in its anti-worker agenda. President Juncker’s team seems set on creating an EU which put…

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