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Industry 4.0 – what does it mean for workers?

Wednesday 29 June 2016

How will technological developments impact the core nature of our work? It is an age-old question stretching back to the first industrial revolution when humans abandoned hand tools and employed steam and water to power advanced new machines. As we enter what is widely accepted as mankind’s fourth industrial revolution, known as Industry 4.0, the…

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There is always a BUT with Amazon

Tuesday 28 June 2016

What comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘Amazon’? That’s the question UNI Europa’s Christina Colclough asked the audience as she opened the panel debate on Amazon and the ‘amazonisation’ of our economies. The debate was part of an ETUI-ETUC conference on shaping the new world of work, taking place in Brussels. Most…

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Europe’s service sector: key trends

Monday 27 June 2016

At the ETUI-ETUC Conference ‘Shaping the new world of work – The impacts of digitalisation and robotisation’, UNI Europa Regional Secretary Oliver Roethig today presented a new report on the key findings and debates in academic research on the service sector in Europe. European services are the backbone of European economic and social life, and…

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Trade unions meet in Brussels to plot the future of work in post-BREXIT Europe

Monday 27 June 2016

European trade unions are meeting at an ETUC-ETUI conference in Brussels with the aim of shaping the new world of work in a post-BREXIT Europe. With EU institutions across the European capital still reeling from the outcome of last week’s historic referendum, ILO Executive Director-General Guy Ryder warned of the dangers of ignoring the message…

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UNI Europa campaign against CETA – no time to lose!

Monday 27 June 2016

UNI Europa is campaigning together with the European Trade Union Federations and the ETUC against CETA – the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement- in its current form. We must act now, so please support a series of upcoming actions against CETA. Most importantly, we need YOU, the affiliates, to take action and let your government…

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