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The Road to Rome

Sunday 17 January 2016

By Oliver Roethig, Regional Secretary Political and technological forces are threatening workers’ rights all over Europe. The European Commission is pushing the EU in an increasingly neoliberal direction, through initiatives such as the “Better Regulation Agenda” and is increasingly effective in its anti-worker agenda. President Juncker’s team seems set on creating an EU which put…

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Important improvements to the IIA – yet warning sign is still up

Thursday 14 January 2016

The Better Regulation Watchdog of which UNI Europa is a founding member has released a press release today: On December 8, 2015 the high-level negotiation team consisting of representatives from the Commission, the European Parliament and the Council finalised the new inter-institutional agreement. Reacting to the outcome of the negotiations Christina Colclough, UNI Europa explains:…

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As good as it gets?

Monday 11 January 2016

By Christina J. Colclough, Head of EU Affairs, UNI Europa Across Europe, wealth and income inequality is rising. The top 10% are getting richer whilst the bottom 40% are stuck in a standstill if not getting poorer by the day. At the same time, and making it even worse, new forms of employment are spreading…

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Stop the censorship of public media in Poland. Stop the new media bill!

Monday 4 January 2016

The community of media and entertainment workers’ unions of UNI Global Union is protesting against the new media bill, which was rushed through the Polish Parliament last week. The hastily drafted new law is a blow to the independence of public media and contains censorship like provisions like the direct nomination of the leading position…

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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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