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UNICARE Europe represents unions across Europe in the care and social insurance sector. We fully recognise that the private care sector is changing rapidly and therefore we coordinate care workers and their unions across Europe in order to build power and have a voice with decision makers, to ensure quality jobs and quality care for all.
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Advancing Personal and Household Services Project kicks-off

Monday 14 January 2019

On 9 and 10 January, UNICARE was part of the kick-off meeting for the European project ‘Advancing Personal and Household Services’ (Grant Agreement no VS/2018/0344). Other project partners include EASPD (The European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities), Social Services Europe, DIESIS (European Research and Development Service for the Social Economy), EFSI –…

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UNICARE: ORPEA must stop anti-worker campaign in Germany

Wednesday 18 July 2018

When workers at Celenus’ REHA Clinic in the German town of Bad Langensalza wanted to improve their pay and working conditions, the company—part of the French multi-national ORPEA group—rolled out a vicious anti-union campaign. The workers, members of Ver.di, have been fighting for the past year for a collective bargaining agreement on wages to bring…

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Precarious working conditions in care services: The dignity of older people and care workers at risk

Friday 15 June 2018

Care services for older people are facing a dramatic crisis across Europe. Underfunding and pervasive undervaluing of such services translates into a precarious working sector, in which professionals find themselves unable to deliver quality care. The lack of qualifications and training, understaffing, lack of collective bargaining and the resulting low wages and long shifts result…

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