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Tracking the digital footprint

Tuesday 28 November 2017

Yesterday, UNI Europa and the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS), in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire, held a conference to present the report “Work in the European Gig Economy – Research results from the UK, Sweden, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Italy”. The report presents the results of an innovative survey across…

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UNI Europa in full solidarity with Italian and German Black Friday strikes

Friday 24 November 2017

For Amazon in Italy and Germany, Black Friday really could be a dark day. Workers at Amazon’s largest “fulfilment centres” in Italy and German have decided to take strike action. Amazon employees in both countries are calling on the company to respect their workers by engaging in social dialogue and providing a safe and healthy…

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Fair, sustainable and social: UNI Europa’s view on EU trade policies

Thursday 23 November 2017

Yesterday, Regional Secretary, Oliver Roethig, was invited to speak at an event to recognise Trade Policy Day at the European Parliament. Sitting on a panel with Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Trade, and representatives from the WTO, World Economic Forum and top universities, Roethig gave the perspective of trade unions. He stated that “trade policies…

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Bringing Social Europe from Junk Status to AAA – Starting Now

Friday 17 November 2017

Today the European Pillar of Social Rights – a set of twenty principles putting social concerns on top of the political agenda – was proclaimed by the European Commission, the EU member states and the European Parliament. UNI Europa welcomes the pillar as a renewal of the EU’s commitment to a social Europe. For too…

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Standing in solidarity with embattled US Santander workers

Wednesday 15 November 2017

Today, Brussels welcomed US Santander workers fighting for trade union recognition. Even though many of Santander’s international branches in Europe and South America are already organised, American workers face a barrage of obstacles and obstructions. From the beginning of this year, employees of Santander, Spain’s biggest bank, have called on executives to respect their right…

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