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EU Social Pillar 1st Anniversary: Celebrating a date, not an accomplishment

Tuesday 13 November 2018

UNI Europa Regional Secretary Oliver Roethig, commenting on the first anniversary of the EU Social Pillar, said a real commitment to sectoral collective bargaining was necessary, if the initiative was to succeed for workers. Roethig said, “In a year we have not seen all that much – it’s like a brightly shining birthday candle without…

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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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UNI Europa’s plan to harness the impact of digitalisation in the services industry unveiled in high-level conference

Thursday 17 May 2018

UNI Europa, in partnership with Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI), held its project conference ‘Shaping Industrial Relations in a Digitalising Services Industry’ on 15 and 16 May 2018 in Brussels. Almost 30 high-level guest speakers, panellists and moderators enriched the conference with their contributions and shared their ideas and knowledge on various topics on the…

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Video on Shaping Industrial Relations in a Digitalising Services Industry

Thursday 17 May 2018

UNI Europa has created a 10 point discussion plan as part of the project on ‘Shaping Industrial Relations in a Digitalising Services Industry’. The plan suggests ways in which the trade union movement can mitigate the impact of digitalisation in the services industry. To read an article about the conference please click here and more…

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Victory for social rights as European services e-card is rejected

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Today trade unions scored a victory for social rights after having successfully led the drive to reject the European Commission’s proposal for an e-card in a vote in the internal market (IMCO) committee. The General Secretary and Confederal Secretary of the ETUC, alongside the heads of the European Trade Union Federations EFFAT, ETF, industriAll, EPSU,…

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