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A new step towards Work Life Balance for European workers

Thursday 4 April 2019

Today, 4 April, the Work Life Balance (WLB) Directive was passed in the European Parliament. The text was agreed in between the European Institutions in trialogue on 24 January 2019. The Directive makes a big difference for the modern workers and families by strengthening existing outdated as well as new rights on parental leave, paternity…

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UNI Europa vision for the new European Parliament

Wednesday 3 April 2019

50-day countdown to the European Parliamentary elections starts today With only 50 days to go to the EP election, UNI Europa is calling on workers of the European Union to prepare to get out to vote to ensure a Europe that defends workers’ rights. UNI Europa Regional Secretary, Oliver Roethig, commenting on the upcoming European…

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UNI Europa – Keep Sunday Special

Friday 29 March 2019

UNI Europa calls on EU to back Work-free Sunday “Do we really want to live without a Sunday, without a day where we don’t work?“, asks Oliver Roethig, Regional Secretary of the European services workers union UNI Europa. “Often workers don’t have a choice anymore. With all the negative consequences for their private lives. Our demand…

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Solidarity with our Australian WestRock colleagues

Wednesday 27 March 2019

We would like to share a message of solidarity and support with our Australian colleagues who are having to defend their right to rest days. Workers at WestRock in North Richmond (Australia) are fighting an attempt by management to take away 4 of their rostered days off. Rostered days off are rest days workers earn…

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Media & entertainment unions welcome today’s vote in favour of fair remuneration of authors and performers

Tuesday 26 March 2019

European Parliament vote on Copyright in the Digital Single Market The European Parliament has voted today with a large majority in favour of the draft Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. The Directive introduces in EU legislation the principles of fair and proportionate remuneration for authors and performers for the exploitation of their…

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