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Europe’s service unions vow to defeat anti-trade unionism by governments

Tuesday 15 March 2016

Some of Europe’s largest trade unions have agreed a common strategy to fight anti-union legislation advancing across the continent. The European Commission and governments including the United Kingdom, Spain and Finland have each attempted to implement new laws to lessen union power in recent months and years, adding to a raft of anti-union policies from…

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Why Europe matters!

Tuesday 15 March 2016

Christina Colclough, Head of EU Affairs at UNI Europa, spoke on the European Commission’s political agenda on the 2nd day of the UNI Europa Conference in Rome. Christina warned that whilst the Commission says this is the Commission of the Last Chance, we must instead ask: Is this Last Chance Social Europe? With a pro-industry, anti-social…

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The EU Commission is mocking the health & safety of hairdressers

Tuesday 15 March 2016

This afternoon, Barbara Schröding, representing the Hair & Beauty sector, and UNI Europa Regional Secretary, Oliver Röthig, showcased how the European Commission is stalling important social legislation that could affect thousands of European workers in the hairdressing sector, at the 4th UNI Europa Conference in Rome. “For four years, the European Commission has stalled the…

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An Alternative for Europe

Tuesday 15 March 2016

Written by ETUC General Secretary Luca Visentini The EU is passing through troubled times. As trade unionists, we believe unity and solidarity is the only way to confront and overcome the challenges. The European Trade Union Confederation fights for a different vision of Europe, anchored in social progress and equal treatment. Restoring growth and achieving…

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UNI leadership gets the message out on the challenges of the new world of work

Tuesday 15 March 2016

Labour leaders at the UNI Europa Regional Conference, spell out the challenges of the sharing ‘gig’ economy UNI leaders gathered in Rome for the UNI Europa Regional conference got the message out to the Italian and international media: the explosion of the sharing economy is threatening to “kneecap” workers’ rights and social protection systems dating…

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