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Find here information on UNI Europa’s work on EU services policy. Unlike the European Commission, we do not believe that the integration of the internal market is enough to support quality jobs, growth, and quality services. UNI Europa therefore strives to develop an alternative EU services policy.

Over the past twenty years, creating the internal market for services has been the EU’s flagship initiative in the field of services policy. Yet, UNI Europa observes that the internal market project has contributed to the growth of precarious employment and low quality services. We are therefore active to change the direction of EU internal market policy and to put targeted policies for quality jobs and quality services on the Commission’s agenda. We work with the European institutions, fellow trade unions, and researchers to develop an EU services policy that works for all – service workers, consumers, and companies alike.
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Trade unions meet in Brussels to plot the future of work in post-BREXIT Europe

Monday 27 June 2016

European trade unions are meeting at an ETUC-ETUI conference in Brussels with the aim of shaping the new world of work in a post-BREXIT Europe. With EU institutions across the European capital still reeling from the outcome of last week’s historic referendum, ILO Executive Director-General Guy Ryder warned of the dangers of ignoring the message…

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#Endprecariouswork – testimonials featured in new video

Wednesday 1 June 2016

Following up on our recent reporting on a joint project ‘Europe: End Precarious Work Now! – Decent Work and Equal Treatment for All’, here is our new video featuring four testimonials from workers who are experiencing precarious working conditions: In the EU, precarious work means a low level of certainty over job safety, poor individual…

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Urgent call to governments for a democratic debate on TiSA

Friday 27 May 2016

Philip Jennings, UNI Global Union General Secretary said:  “The newly leaked documents on TiSA reveal once more that the trade rules are being written to benefit the top 1%. If adopted, TiSA would reduce the ability of governments to regulate to protect financial stability, labour rights and the environment. The TiSA talks strike at the…

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Better Regulation – it really isn’t

Tuesday 1 March 2016

UNI Europa, the European services workers union, launched a campaign today under the slogan “Better Regulation – It Really Isn’t.” The campaign is supported by the entire European trade union movement: ETUC, EFFAT, IndustriALL Europe, EPSU, ETF Europe, CSEE-ETUCE, EFBWW and the IFJ. The campaign showcases how the European Commission is stalling important social legislation…

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What is the future of care in Europe?

Friday 26 February 2016

A landmark roundtable on the future of the Care sector took place this Wednesday at the European Parliament. Stakeholders from the whole sector were present, including care workers, companies, non-profits, user organisations and academics, to discuss the future of Europe’s care sector with MEPs and European Commission representatives. The backdrop to this meeting is the…

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