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UNI Europa – Keep Sunday Special

Friday 29 March 2019

UNI Europa calls on EU to back Work-free Sunday “Do we really want to live without a Sunday, without a day where we don’t work?“, asks Oliver Roethig, Regional Secretary of the European services workers union UNI Europa. “Often workers don’t have a choice anymore. With all the negative consequences for their private lives. Our demand…

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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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Unions adopt the Vienna Declaration to radically overhaul working time

Friday 14 September 2018

During a two-day high-level conference held this week in Vienna (10th – 11th September), UNI Europa, the European trade union federation for the services sector, adopted the Vienna Declaration on working time. The paper – ‘It is our Time: Working Time in the New World of Work –Working Time and Collective Bargaining Policy’ – was…

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Unions fight against archaic working time law in Austria

Friday 14 September 2018

On 1st September a new law on working time entered into force in Austria increasing the working day from maximum 8 to 12 hours and the working week from 40 to 60 hours. The Austrian Conservative Party (ÖVP) and the right wing Freedom Party (FPÖ) pushed through this law which introduces a 60 hour work…

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Unions call for a working time overhaul at high-level conference

Wednesday 12 September 2018

This week, UNI Europa and its largest Austrian affiliate, GPA-djp, held a two-day high-level conference in Vienna on working time. Against the back drop of a new law in Austria increasing the working day from eight to twelve hours and the working week from forty to sixty hours, the conference was an opportunity for trade…

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