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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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Deal on ‘better regulation’ – Politico reports

Friday 11 December 2015

Today, Brussels-based Politico reported that EU institutions have reached an agreement on the European Commission’s ‘better regulation‘ agenda, recognising the joint responsibility of Commission, Europan Parliament and Council of Ministers “in delivering high quality legislation” in order to strengthen the EU’s economy. After attacks from trade unions and NGOs, the Commission had to include new promises to ensure the…

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UNI Finance launches trade union alliance for Crédit Agricole

Friday 11 December 2015

Trade unions organising in Crédit Agricole decided to join forces for a better coordination within the group. Under the umbrella of UNI Finance, around thirty participants from Europe and Africa gathered in Paris on 10 December 2015. Participants had the chance to exchange information about working conditions and the anticipation of change in the different…

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