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Changing Europe Together: 4th UNI Europa Conference opens in Rome

Monday 14 March 2016

The UNI Europa Regional Conference has opened in Rome with close to a thousand trade unionists uniting with a promise to Change Europe Together. After an opening ceremony including starlit performances from the Ballet of Rome, delegates were immediately down to the business of charting a course for the European labour movement at a time…

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UNI Europa Regional Secretary: Vision 2036

Monday 14 March 2016

As the UNI Europa Conference opened in Rome Regional Secretary Oliver Roethig spelled out his vision for a better Europe. Roethig’s keynote address to the Congress was preceded by a chilling dystopian vision of a world without unions and workers’ rights in 2036. Roethig urged union leaders gathered in Rome and their members to ensure this…

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New survey provides further evidence of seismic shift in Europe’s digital economy

Monday 14 March 2016

A joint study by the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and UNI Europa, with the support of several UNI Europa affiliates including Unionen in Sweden, carried out by University of Hertfordshire, with fieldwork by Ipsos MORI, was revealed today at the opening of the UNI Europa Regional Conference in Rome. It is further evidence…

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Women at the heart of change in Europe

Saturday 12 March 2016

Women trade unionists vowed to be at the heart of change in Europa at the 5th UNI Europa Women’s Conference in Rome The UNI Europa Women’s Conference took place in Rome with hundreds of UNI affiliates from across the continent gathering to debate issues such as the gender pay gap, gender discrimination, violence against women,…

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Equal pay – it’s time to close the gender gap

Saturday 12 March 2016

Equal work for equal pay – this was the demand of union leaders as the UNI Europa Women’s Conference grappled with issues of gender equality in Rome. Women in Europe earn on average more than 16% less than men or 84 cents for every €1 earned by men. Nordic countries tend to rank higher in…

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