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New EWC agreement with big brand Inditex shows further commitment to workers’ rights

Tuesday 2 October 2018

Earlier this week, the Inditex Group which includes leading brands such as Zara, Massimo Dutti and Pull & Bear signed up to a European Works Council (EWC) agreement. A European Works Council is an information and consultation forum representing employees in European multinational companies such as Inditex which is headquartered in Arteixo, Spain. The EWC…

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UNI supports striking Ryanair workers across Europe

Monday 1 October 2018

UNI Global Union praises the commitment of  Ryanair workers fighting for fair wages, decent work and the right to join a union. Ryanair cabin crews in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain took strike action on Friday and pilots in Germany, Belgium and Netherlands joined with them. UNI urges all its affiliates to…

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Unions file OECD complaint against IKEA’s international pattern of workers’ rights abuses

Thursday 27 September 2018

In a scathing complaint filed today with the government of the Netherlands, an international coalition of labour unions is calling for an investigation into wide-ranging violations of workers’ rights at IKEA. The complaint, delivered to the Dutch OECD National Contact Point, details failures by IKEA’s global management to curb vicious anti-union campaigns in the United…

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September Monthly Message from Regional Secretary on Working Time

Wednesday 26 September 2018

UNI Europa adopted the Vienna Declaration on working time in September. The paper – ‘It is our Time: Working Time in the New World of Work –Working Time and Collective Bargaining Policy’ – was adopted as a reaction to the increasing discrepancy between the hours that workers want to work and the hours that they…

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Global Agreement between BNP Paribas and UNI advances labour rights & gender equality for 200,000 workers worldwide

Tuesday 18 September 2018

BNP Paribas and UNI Global Union have signed a Global Agreement today that promises paid parental leave, health and life insurance, the ability to join a labour union without fear, stringent anti-harassment enforcement, and other key rights for the bank’s 200,000 employees in 73 countries. UNI Global Union General Secretary Christy Hoffman said, “We applaud…

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