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CETA and TTIP need to be fair, sustainable and social

Tuesday 31 May 2016

The Regional Secretaries of UNI Americas and UNI Europa, Adriana Rosenzwaig and Oliver Roethig, gave their full support to the statement made by the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) and the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union. Without the following changes, the trade…

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5th UNI Europa Women’s Conference ready for liftoff

Wednesday 24 February 2016

Over three hundred trade unionists are ready for the 5th UNI Europa Women’s Conference in Rome on 13 March. The theme of the Women’s conference is Women at the Heart of Change. It is designed to shed light on a rapidly changing Europe and to focus the discussion on how services unions and women need…

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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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EU Trade Unions seek assurances for the Youth Guarantee!

Friday 22 January 2016

With youth unemployment over 22% across the EU*, and a shocking 53% in Spain*, European trade unions are demanding that funding for the EU’s Youth Guarantee is extended. Youth representatives of the European Trade Union Confederation and European sectoral trade union Federations met European Employment and Social Affairs Commissioner Marianne Thyssen on Thursday 21 January…

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Youth structures in European trade union federations

Monday 7 September 2015

The attached Background and News article will be published in the November 2015 issue of Transfer (Vol. 21, issue 4), the European Trade Union Institute publication. The article provides a brief overview of the existing structures for organising and representing young workers in six European trade union federations (ETUFs). Recently, trade union youth structures have…

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