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Juncker, it’s time to talk about a services policy

Wednesday 18 October 2017

While UNI Europa welcomes Juncker’s renewed enthusiasm for industrial policy, it is critical that Juncker also addresses a comprehensive services policy. People across Europe expect and deserve high quality services, and European businesses also rely on innovative services solutions to succeed in global markets. Therefore, a competitive European Union that caters for a high quality of life…

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Aggressive sales targets pushing Turkish bank employees to the limit

Thursday 12 October 2017

Turkish banking union Basisen has received the full support of the UNI World Executive, for standing up to alarming sales pressure which is costing lives. Metin Tiryakioglu, President of Basisen, said, “Sales and targets are a serious problem for our members. The management thinks only about profit and they do not consider the extreme psychological…

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World Post Day Interview with CWU President, Jane Loftus

Monday 9 October 2017

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) is the British union representing around 200 000 workers in the post and telecommunications sector. Especially for the postal workers in Royal Mail, CWU is bargaining on different levels for decent working conditions, pension funds and a better wage. After the privatisation of Royal Mail in 2013, the company went…

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World Day for Decent Work Video from UNI Europa

Saturday 7 October 2017

What does decent work mean to you? Taking in consideration different cultures, backgrounds and personal experiences, staff at UNI Europa were asked for their interpretation of ‘decent work’. Many thanks to Oliver (Regional Secretary), Natalie, Johannes, Maureen, Nicola, Amel, Aileen, Morten, Véronique, Juulia and Dimitris. (English subtitles are available)

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Study reveals workers face €1000 wage penalty outside of Western Europe

Friday 22 September 2017

Workers in eleven central and eastern EU countries are being paid up to €944 less per month than workers in Germany according to a study published by the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI). Workers are paid up to €1058 less than workers in Germany when factors including age, education and the sectors and occupations of…

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