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Call for tender Labour market analysis in the commerce sector: which are the key challenges and factors of change?

Friday 18 December 2015

Few industries have experienced greater change in their employment patterns over the last few decades than retail and wholesale, where forms of employment are becoming highly varied. A wide range of factors is driving this process, from changes in economic circumstances and consumer preferences, globalization, to advanced technological innovations and the new forms of competition…

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Pickets in Poland

Friday 18 December 2015

On 15 December 2015 two protests were organised by Trade Union Solidarity Commerce in Warsaw: one in front of the Auchan hypermarket and one in front of the headquarters office of Jeronimo Martins Poland, the owner of the Ladybird (Biedronka) chain. Trade unionists from Auchan Poland handed a petition concerning their demands to the employer….

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Trade unions for inclusion of refugees

Thursday 17 December 2015

On International Migrants Day, December 18, European trade unions Pledge to assist the inclusion and integration of refugees into society, particularly into the workplace; Call for increased investment in public services in order to meet the needs of refugees and local communities; Encourage the European Commission in its efforts to develop effective EU-wide policies for…

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The Amorality of the Sharing Economy

Wednesday 16 December 2015

By Christina J. Colclough, Head of EU Affairs, UNI Europa Recently, I have held quite a few speeches on the sharing economy, or rather on the amorality of the sharing economy and the new forms of employment we see are on the rise: bogus self-employment, zero-hour contracts to name just two. The sharing economy, marketed…

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Paris climate agreement marks historical milestone: the trade union movement will take further action for a just transition

Saturday 12 December 2015

The COP21 French Presidency has lead an unprecedented diplomatic effort to bring all countries on board towards the adoption of a universal climate agreement.  This moment of international solidarity has triggered global cooperation between governments, union leaders, cities, companies, and campaigners in a collective effort to save the planet and humanity from climate change. The…

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