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5th UNI Europa Women’s Conference ready for liftoff

Wednesday 24 February 2016

Over three hundred trade unionists are ready for the 5th UNI Europa Women’s Conference in Rome on 13 March. The theme of the Women’s conference is Women at the Heart of Change. It is designed to shed light on a rapidly changing Europe and to focus the discussion on how services unions and women need…

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Crowdworking survey reveals the true size of the UK‘s ‘gig economy‘

Tuesday 16 February 2016

Adressing a vast gap in knowledge on the size and magnitude of crowdworking, the first results of a new crowdworking survey initiated by UNI Europa and the European think tank FEPS and carried out by the University of Hertfordshire and Ipsos Mori are now out. As reported in The Guardian on Monday February 16, 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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Last Chance Social Europe?

Thursday 11 February 2016

By Christina J. Colclough, Head of EU Affairs Let’s face it, the European Commission, which came to office under the President’s warning that this is the Commission of the Last Chance, has little – if any – interest in strengthening worker’s rights in Europe. Indeed, roughly 5 months into their term, the First Vice-President of…

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UNI Europa will only support trade deal fully protecting workers’ rights

Wednesday 3 February 2016

Today the European Parliament voted on its recommendations on the Trade in Services Agreement TiSA. The resolution adopted with a large majority addresses some important UNI Europa issues while still falling short in particular on the key trade union demand for the full enforceability of labour standards. But the vote shows most clearly that TiSA…

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