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Social Europe in ‘last chance saloon’

Friday 20 January 2017

The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) together with the European trade union federations is warning the European Commission that the EU is in the ‘last-chance saloon’ to tackle popular resentment towards the EU. “I believe the Pillar of Social Rights can be a way of getting Europe back on track, but only if it provides…

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What to look for in the European Pillar of Social Rights

Thursday 19 January 2017

On 23 January, UNI Europa will take part in a high level conference on the European Pillar of Social Rights, organised by the European Commission, just a few days after the European Parliament plenary adopted a report on the European Pillar of Social Rights with strong proposals to strengthen social rights in the EU.  UNI…

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Services Package: European trade unions set out workers’ concerns

Friday 13 January 2017

The European Commission this week proposed a “Services Package” of measures aimed at “making it easier” to provide services across Europe. European trade unions note that the Services Package shows improvements, but does not address some fundamental problems raised by the unions, including in our December red card. “Thanks to our action, the European Commission…

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UNI GS & DGS: ‘Thank you to all our affiliates’

Thursday 22 December 2016

Read below seasonal message of thanks to all affiliates from UNI Global Union General Secretary Philip Jennings and Deputy General Secretary, Christy Hoffman “Dear Colleagues, The ancient ironic Chinese saying, “May you live in interesting times”, is an apt description of what we have experienced in 2016. From Brexit, through the neo-liberal wave sweeping across…

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