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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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Changing Europe together by growing unions

Monday 14 March 2016

Winners of UNI’s Breaking Through award for successfully organising unions presented a number of case studies during the first afternoon session of the UNI Europa Regional Conference in Rome to show how different approaches can succeed. UNI Europa President FRANK Bsirske said, “The UNI Global Union Breaking Through award is given in recognition of outstanding…

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Central and Eastern European Organising Institute launched at UNI Europa Conference

Monday 14 March 2016

At the UNI Europa Conference in Rome, Regional Secretary Oliver Roethig launched the Central and Eastern European Organising Institute. The Institute will have an overarching focus on the region in order to enhance the representation of unions, strengthen industrial relations and grow organising capacity. The Organising Institute will: Plan and manage organising campaigns across Central…

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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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