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Commerce sector achieves big win in Poland

Monday 27 November 2017

On November 24th, the Polish Parliament passed a law limiting work in the commerce sector on Sundays. From 1st March 2018, workers will only be allowed to work in shops on the first and last Sunday of the month. In 2019, shops will only be open on the last Sunday of each month, and in…

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16 pledges to end gender based violence at the workplace

Friday 24 November 2017

On November 25th, 1960, the three Mirabal sisters were assassinated for their political activism against the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo in the Dominican Republic. Their deaths became a symbol of feminist resistance and since 1981, this date became synonymous throughout Latin America as a day to combat and raise awareness on violence against women. In…

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UNI Europa in full solidarity with Italian and German Black Friday strikes

Friday 24 November 2017

For Amazon in Italy and Germany, Black Friday really could be a dark day. Workers at Amazon’s largest “fulfilment centres” in Italy and German have decided to take strike action. Amazon employees in both countries are calling on the company to respect their workers by engaging in social dialogue and providing a safe and healthy…

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Fair, sustainable and social: UNI Europa’s view on EU trade policies

Thursday 23 November 2017

Yesterday, Regional Secretary, Oliver Roethig, was invited to speak at an event to recognise Trade Policy Day at the European Parliament. Sitting on a panel with Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Trade, and representatives from the WTO, World Economic Forum and top universities, Roethig gave the perspective of trade unions. He stated that “trade policies…

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World Television Day: More Equality for Fair and Inclusive TV

Monday 20 November 2017

Media & entertainment unions issue a call for action to the television industry to step up efforts to combat discrimination, violence and harassment and to mainstream gender equality in all aspects of TV making & in the workplace.   Our full statement can be found here.

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