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UNI Europa supports ETUC statement: MINISTERS PLAY GAMES WHILE PEOPLE DIE

Tuesday 15 September 2015

Commenting on the outcome of the Home Affairs Ministers Council on the refugee crisis, Bernadette Ségol, General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), said “The failure to take the necessary decisions is a disgrace.” “The little that has been agreed is grossly inadequate. The next time the Ministers meet the humanitarian crisis is…

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UNI Europa, ÖGB and GPA-djp issue declaration on Digitalisation, Work and Employment in the EU

Tuesday 15 September 2015

A declaration supported by MEPs Evelyn Regner and Jutta Steinruck was issued on 15 September at a public panel debate this evening. It addresses the lack of a meaningful social dimension in the European Commission’s Digital Single Market Package – without which the current EU digital agenda will not serve to create inclusive and sustainable growth in the long run.

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UNI Europa urges EU member states to solve refugee crisis with humanity and solidarity

Monday 14 September 2015

Europe is witnessing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis – and governments are lacking the necessary solidarity and humanity to deal with the situation. Oliver Roethig, Regional Secretary of UNI Europa said: ‘ Today’s ‘emergency summit’, when EU interior ministers meet has to be the first step in European governments rising to the challenge instead of ignoring…

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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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