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Joint ETF/UNI Europa statement on violence towards strikers at Amazon

Wednesday 18 July 2018

Whilst Amazon workers are on strike for decent conditions, police respond with violence. Online retailer Amazon has long faced accusations that its warehouses are bad places to work. Now workers are striking to demand change. The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and UNI Europa express their solidarity with the Amazon workers on strike in Spain…

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Spanish strikers met with violence as Amazon’s “campaign of coercion” continues

Wednesday 18 July 2018

Peaceful picketers were met with police batons during the second day of a three-day strike at Amazon’s suburban Madrid fulfilment centre. According to media accounts, Spanish National Police officers in riot gear began charging striking workers at around 2:30 p.m yesterday. The police alleged that the strike was blocking traffic—a claim disputed by the Comisiones…

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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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Strong trade unions crucial for effective collective bargaining, says latest UNI Europa Finance Youth Academy

Thursday 12 July 2018

The latest training session of the UNI Europa Finance Youth Academy took place in Krakow, Poland,  from 10 to 12 July, with young, active trade unionists from across Europe’s finance sector coming together to learn about and exchange different national experiences on social dialogue and collective bargaining. Following an introduction to sectoral social dialogue and…

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