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Juncker, it’s time to talk about a services policy

Wednesday 18 October 2017

While UNI Europa welcomes Juncker’s renewed enthusiasm for industrial policy, it is critical that Juncker also addresses a comprehensive services policy. People across Europe expect and deserve high quality services, and European businesses also rely on innovative services solutions to succeed in global markets. Therefore, a competitive European Union that caters for a high quality of life…

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Aggressive sales targets pushing Turkish bank employees to the limit

Thursday 12 October 2017

Turkish banking union Basisen has received the full support of the UNI World Executive, for standing up to alarming sales pressure which is costing lives. Metin Tiryakioglu, President of Basisen, said, “Sales and targets are a serious problem for our members. The management thinks only about profit and they do not consider the extreme psychological…

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Romania’s trade unions going from strength to strength

Wednesday 11 October 2017

In a time where trade unions are facing an unprecedented crackdown throughout the world, two Romanian trade unions have won 2017 Breaking Through Awards. Romanian IT union SITT (Sindicatul IT Timisoara) received a Breaking Through Award after their campaign to help tech workers organise gained over 1,100 new members in less than six months. They are…

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World Post Day Interview with CWU President, Jane Loftus

Monday 9 October 2017

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) is the British union representing around 200 000 workers in the post and telecommunications sector. Especially for the postal workers in Royal Mail, CWU is bargaining on different levels for decent working conditions, pension funds and a better wage. After the privatisation of Royal Mail in 2013, the company went…

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