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UNI Europa responds to EU White Paper on the Future of Europe

Wednesday 2 August 2017

UNI Europa today responded to the European Commission’s online request for feedback to its ‘White paper on the future of Europe and the way forward.’ In the paper, the EU Commission sets out five possible scenarios for the possible state of the Union by 2025 depending on the choices Europe will make. In short, UNI…

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The demystification of Silicon Valley

Tuesday 18 July 2017

Book recommendation – Steven Hill calls for a civil rights movement for equal jobs. In the richest part of the USA, a few hundred thousand people live in poverty, 15,000 are officially homeless, more than twice as many stay overnight in their cars, and employees with two or more jobs queue for vouchers from the…

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The impact of business models, including the platform economy – Public hearing

Thursday 13 July 2017

On 12 July, UNI Europa, represented by its Regional Secretary Oliver Roethig, attended a Public hearing in the European Parliament on “The impact of business models, including the platform economy, on employment and social security in the EU.” The main objective of the hearing was to deepen the European Parliament’s ’Committee on Employment and Social…

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Cross-border parcel delivery Regulation rejected by the European Parliament

Thursday 13 July 2017

On 11 July 2017, the TRAN Committee of the European Parliament rejected the Cross-border parcel delivery Regulation proposal. The EPP in the transport committee voted down the compromise proposals put forward by the Socialists and Democrats that aimed at addressing a number of obstacles to cross-border parcel deliveries. Despite the lobbying efforts of UNI Europa…

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