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UNI Global Union, based in Nyon, Switzerland, represents more than 20 million workers from over 900 trade unions in the fastest growing sectors in the world – skills and services.
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Constructive discussion with Commissioner Thyssen

Tuesday 26 January 2016

On 25 January, UNI Europa representatives, lead by Regional Secretary Oliver Roethig, met with Commissioner Marianne Thyssen to discuss recent developments in Europe concerning social affairs and employment. At the meeting, the UNI Europa representatives highlighted the challenges in the new world of work due to rapid technological changes. UNI Europa has been one of…

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Paris climate agreement marks historical milestone: the trade union movement will take further action for a just transition

Saturday 12 December 2015

The COP21 French Presidency has lead an unprecedented diplomatic effort to bring all countries on board towards the adoption of a universal climate agreement.  This moment of international solidarity has triggered global cooperation between governments, union leaders, cities, companies, and campaigners in a collective effort to save the planet and humanity from climate change. The…

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Just Transition at risk – COP21 negotiators called on to ensure inclusion

Friday 4 December 2015

The ITUC President and Secretary General sent an open letter to the COP21 presidents on Thursday 3 December as informal documents had shown that Just Transition language had been removed from article 2 in the official operational part of the text and instead inserted in the preamble section. This in turn downgrades the pledge and…

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COP21: Solving climate change is our best hope for peace and prosperity

Sunday 29 November 2015

The 21st UNFCCC Conference of Parties is opening today in the city of light after several days of grief following the Paris attacks. Around 570,000 people joined climate marches around the world, with more than 2000 events taking place in 175 countries. In Paris, UNI Global Union and ITUC joined the peaceful Human Chain Action for…

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Trade unions for the elimination of violence against women

Wednesday 25 November 2015

European trade unionists will mark November 25 – the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women – with a pledge to work against violence against women, whether at the workplace or at home, until it is eliminated. The shocking facts are that One in three women has been a victim of physical and/or…

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