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Summer Newsletter

Wednesday 1 August 2018

The sun may be shining in Brussels but the UNI Europa team are still working hard to help deliver better workers’ rights for our members across Europe. Read here for more information and if you’re not already signed up to our monthly newsletter, you can do so using the box opposite!

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Trade unionists intimidated and undermined at the Istanbul Stock Exchange

Friday 27 July 2018

UNI Global Union have sent letters of support to affiliate Basisen Turkey concerning the anti-union practices of the management of Istanbul Stock Exchange (Borsa Istanbul). Basisen is the authorized trade union organizing the employees in Borsa Istanbul and there is an established system of collective agreements regulating working conditions in this institution for 15 years….

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Joint ETF/UNI Europa statement on violence towards strikers at Amazon

Wednesday 18 July 2018

Whilst Amazon workers are on strike for decent conditions, police respond with violence. Online retailer Amazon has long faced accusations that its warehouses are bad places to work. Now workers are striking to demand change. The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and UNI Europa express their solidarity with the Amazon workers on strike in Spain…

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Spanish strikers met with violence as Amazon’s “campaign of coercion” continues

Wednesday 18 July 2018

Peaceful picketers were met with police batons during the second day of a three-day strike at Amazon’s suburban Madrid fulfilment centre. According to media accounts, Spanish National Police officers in riot gear began charging striking workers at around 2:30 p.m yesterday. The police alleged that the strike was blocking traffic—a claim disputed by the Comisiones…

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UNICARE: ORPEA must stop anti-worker campaign in Germany

Wednesday 18 July 2018

When workers at Celenus’ REHA Clinic in the German town of Bad Langensalza wanted to improve their pay and working conditions, the company—part of the French multi-national ORPEA group—rolled out a vicious anti-union campaign. The workers, members of Ver.di, have been fighting for the past year for a collective bargaining agreement on wages to bring…

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