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European trade unions hail successful organising action at Amcor in Poland

Thursday 9 November 2017

Following months of organising campaigns, workers succeeded in setting up trade unions at previously unorganised Amcor plants in Poland with the support of COZZ (Central European Organising Center) and transnational trade union solidarity. A delegation of UNI Europa Graphical & Packaging and industriAll Europe trade unions met the new union members in Łódź to hail…

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UNI Europa and the World Players Association fighting for child athletes’ rights

Wednesday 8 November 2017

Today at the plenary of the ESSDC for sport, the EU Social Partners are concluding the year by signing a Joint Statement on safeguarding the rights of child athletes to ensure that the fundamental rights of children are promoted, protected, respected and fulfilled within sport. The surfacing of various high profile scandals concerning child athletes,…

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Workers struggle to make ends meet due to bogus minimum wages

Wednesday 8 November 2017

Minimum wages are so far below the official low-wage threshold in many EU countries that many workers would struggle to make a living, shows an ETUC briefing paper published today. Minimum wages would have to increase by 62% in Spain, 28% in Germany and 22% in the UK just to reach a level below the…

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Crowd Work in the European Gig Economy: Employment at the age of online platforms

Tuesday 7 November 2017

There is much talk about the disruptive potential of digitalisation and the sharing economy on labour markets. But surprisingly little is known about the realities of ‘gig work’ and the new types of employment created by online platforms. Is it a liberating new form of self-employment or a new form of exploitation? How many workers…

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UNI MEI – Strong Actors for a Sustainable and Inclusive Industry

Tuesday 7 November 2017

European trade union leaders in the media & entertainment industry adopt work programme to give a strong voice to cultural workers in the workplace. Representatives of media & entertainment unions affiliated to UNI Europa came together in Brussels for their forth-annual General Assembly to review its common agenda, formulate their joint objectives and work priorities….

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