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Greek trade unions release statement of the European Pillar of Social Rights

Friday 1 December 2017

Following a workshop on “The European Social Pillar, Social Europe and national economies in crisis – Trade Union answers”, organised by UNI Europa and its affiliated Greek unions and held in Athens, a statement was adopted by the Greek Trade Unions members of UNI Europa: OTOE, OASE, OYIE, OME-OTE, POST and POESPERT. It outlined that…

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Fair, sustainable and social: UNI Europa’s view on EU trade policies

Thursday 23 November 2017

Yesterday, Regional Secretary, Oliver Roethig, was invited to speak at an event to recognise Trade Policy Day at the European Parliament. Sitting on a panel with Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Trade, and representatives from the WTO, World Economic Forum and top universities, Roethig gave the perspective of trade unions. He stated that “trade policies…

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Bringing Social Europe from Junk Status to AAA – Starting Now

Friday 17 November 2017

Today the European Pillar of Social Rights – a set of twenty principles putting social concerns on top of the political agenda – was proclaimed by the European Commission, the EU member states and the European Parliament. UNI Europa welcomes the pillar as a renewal of the EU’s commitment to a social Europe. For too…

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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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