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Constructive discussion with Commissioner Thyssen

Tuesday 26 January 2016

On 25 January, UNI Europa representatives, lead by Regional Secretary Oliver Roethig, met with Commissioner Marianne Thyssen to discuss recent developments in Europe concerning social affairs and employment. At the meeting, the UNI Europa representatives highlighted the challenges in the new world of work due to rapid technological changes. UNI Europa has been one of…

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Barclays case causes Italian Finance unions to demand better safeguarding of jobs

Tuesday 26 January 2016

“The National Secretaries of the Italian Trade Unions Member of UNI Finance denounce the abandonment of the Italian market by Barclays Bank, and the disinterest in the destiny of 1,000 workers and their families. The British Barclays Bank Group had already announced its intention to leave this market, but only during the last few weeks…

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EU Trade Unions seek assurances for the Youth Guarantee!

Friday 22 January 2016

With youth unemployment over 22% across the EU*, and a shocking 53% in Spain*, European trade unions are demanding that funding for the EU’s Youth Guarantee is extended. Youth representatives of the European Trade Union Confederation and European sectoral trade union Federations met European Employment and Social Affairs Commissioner Marianne Thyssen on Thursday 21 January…

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Knowledge is power: 2nd Lidl trade union network meeting

Thursday 21 January 2016

20 trade unions officials and activists from 9 countries gathered on 20 January in Brussels to exchange their experiences in organising workers in Lidl. Lidl is growing at a rapid pace, increasing its market share in the grocery trade and putting pressure on competitors with a double digit sales increase almost everywhere in Europe. When…

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