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UNI Europa welcomed European Week of Sport

Friday 11 September 2015

UNI Europa welcomed the European Week of Sport http://ec.europa.eu/sport/week/ which has aimed to promote sport and physical activity across Europe, focusing on grassroots initiatives to inspire Europeans to #BeActive on a regular basis and create opportunities in peoples’ everyday lives to exercise more. Physical activity is indispensable for health and well-being, but in a broader…

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‘Travel time is work time’ – European Court

Friday 11 September 2015

The European Court of Justice has ruled that travel time to and from first and last appointments by workers without a fixed office should be regarded as working time. This is an important ruling for care workers across Europe, and is important in the context of the changing landscape of care work worldwide, and according to…

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Youth structures in European trade union federations

Monday 7 September 2015

The attached Background and News article will be published in the November 2015 issue of Transfer (Vol. 21, issue 4), the European Trade Union Institute publication. The article provides a brief overview of the existing structures for organising and representing young workers in six European trade union federations (ETUFs). Recently, trade union youth structures have…

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Final report on the HLG on retail competitiveness released

Friday 4 September 2015

On 31 July 2015, the EU Commission published the report of the High-level group on retail competitiveness. The report outlines the views of the Group on how to improve the competitiveness of the EU retail sector and create more jobs opportunities. The Group identified five key themes that are considered essential for improving the competitiveness…

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Digitalisation and its economic and social potentials

Tuesday 1 September 2015

Digitalisation entails huge potentials to boost both growth and the quality of life in Europe. UNI Europa, the European trade union federation representing 7 million service workers, and ÖGB Europabüro, the Brussels Office of the Austrian Trade Union Federation, together with AK EUROPA, the Brussels Office of the Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour, are therefore…

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