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Last Chance Social Europe?

Thursday 11 February 2016

By Christina J. Colclough, Head of EU Affairs Let’s face it, the European Commission, which came to office under the President’s warning that this is the Commission of the Last Chance, has little – if any – interest in strengthening worker’s rights in Europe. Indeed, roughly 5 months into their term, the First Vice-President of…

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UNI Europa will only support trade deal fully protecting workers’ rights

Wednesday 3 February 2016

Today the European Parliament voted on its recommendations on the Trade in Services Agreement TiSA. The resolution adopted with a large majority addresses some important UNI Europa issues while still falling short in particular on the key trade union demand for the full enforceability of labour standards. But the vote shows most clearly that TiSA…

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European services: The backbone of Europe’s economy

Monday 1 February 2016

By Oliver Roethig, Regional Secretary Services are the backbone of European economic and social life. The EU’s economy (which is the world’s largest) is measured in terms of the goods and services it produces (GDP). A common vision for the future of services in Europe is therefore crucial to ensure healthy, happy workers and a…

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Towards #unieuropa16

Wednesday 27 January 2016

With only 46 days to go, excitement around the 4th UNI Europa Conference is growing – over 600 participants from UNI Europa member organisations have already registered to attend our three day conference that will define UNI Europa’s future path in the years up to 2020. Changing Europe together, our conference slogan, not only illustrates…

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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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