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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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Join our team: we’re recruiting!

Friday 6 December 2019

UNI Europa, the European services workers’ union, is seeking a Project Coordinator for the Property Services & UNICARE sections. The project coordinator will have a key role in assisting with the implementation of projects within the framework set by the Regional Secretary. Key areas of activities include providing strategic input, conducting research and preparing documents, communicating…

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Project Update: Advancing Personal and Household Services

Wednesday 24 April 2019

Upcoming workshop In the framework of the ‘Advancing Personal and Household Services (Ad-PHS)’, UNI Europa is organising a national workshop in Drogheda, Ireland on 30 May 2019. The workshop will focus on understanding the current state of the sector, how the jobs have been professionalised and the role of social dialogue and collective bargaining.  In…

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Workers protest unfair dismissal at Orpea Poland

Wednesday 17 April 2019

On Monday 15 April, the inter-company organization OPZZ Konfederacja Pracy organised a solidarity picket for the illegally dismissed Orpea Polska sp. o.o. union representative Anna Bacia. At the picket, workers and families of residents petitioned the company and demanded to reinstate care worker Anna Bacia. Despite Orpea Poland’s neutrality statement on 5 April 2019 in…

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Orpea Solidarity Network launched: Towards a Global Social Dialogue

Thursday 21 March 2019

On 20 March 2019, 12 trade unions from across Europe came together to launch the Orpea Solidarity Network. The launch follows the Global UNICARE conference’s resolution to organise workers in key multinational companies, strengthen trade union alliances and work toward a global social dialogue in Orpea. The network builds on the recent successes of organising…

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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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