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New Trade Union Alliance for workers at Saica declared

Friday 5 October 2018

Today on Friday 5th October 2018, at the initiative of UNI Europa Graphical – the European federation for unions in the graphical and packaging sector – the first Europe wide meeting of unions present in the multinational packaging company Saica, took place. Those present at the meeting discussed the nature of Saica as a company…

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New EWC agreement with big brand Inditex shows further commitment to workers’ rights

Tuesday 2 October 2018

Earlier this week, the Inditex Group which includes leading brands such as Zara, Massimo Dutti and Pull & Bear signed up to a European Works Council (EWC) agreement. A European Works Council is an information and consultation forum representing employees in European multinational companies such as Inditex which is headquartered in Arteixo, Spain. The EWC…

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September Monthly Message from Regional Secretary on Working Time

Wednesday 26 September 2018

UNI Europa adopted the Vienna Declaration on working time in September. The paper – ‘It is our Time: Working Time in the New World of Work –Working Time and Collective Bargaining Policy’ – was adopted as a reaction to the increasing discrepancy between the hours that workers want to work and the hours that they…

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Global Agreement between BNP Paribas and UNI advances labour rights & gender equality for 200,000 workers worldwide

Tuesday 18 September 2018

BNP Paribas and UNI Global Union have signed a Global Agreement today that promises paid parental leave, health and life insurance, the ability to join a labour union without fear, stringent anti-harassment enforcement, and other key rights for the bank’s 200,000 employees in 73 countries. UNI Global Union General Secretary Christy Hoffman said, “We applaud…

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Unions adopt the Vienna Declaration to radically overhaul working time

Friday 14 September 2018

During a two-day high-level conference held this week in Vienna (10th – 11th September), UNI Europa, the European trade union federation for the services sector, adopted the Vienna Declaration on working time. The paper – ‘It is our Time: Working Time in the New World of Work –Working Time and Collective Bargaining Policy’ – was…

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