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ETUC press release on ‘cancer victory for workers’

Friday 13 May 2016

UNI Europa welcomes and fully supports the ETUC’s press release on the ‘cancer victory for workers’. ‘The health and safety of European workers is not a small thing and needs to be defended with binding and efficient European legislation’, said UNI Europa’s Regional Secretary, Oliver Roethig. ‘We gave proof of this most recently with our…

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Trade unions demand: Make CETA a ‘gold standard’ trade agreement

Thursday 12 May 2016

The ETUC has sent a letter to the Dutch Presidency of the European Union to raise pending issues regarding CETA, the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement. The letter urges the Dutch Presidency to use the opportunity of the upcoming Foreign Affairs Council meeting on 13 May “to call for CETA to be altered to…

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Insurance sector addresses the demographic challenge in Europe

Thursday 12 May 2016

UNI Europa, together with the social partners Insurance Europe, BIPAR and AMICE, is hosting a conference in Bucharest entitled ‘The demographic challenge revisited: Innovative measures in the European insurance sector’. What better moment to present a new collection of successful initiatives that promote workers’ wellbeing and innovative solutions to the challenges the fast-changing insurance sector…

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Secure jobs and better childcare coverage among major decisions at Handels’ Congress

Wednesday 4 May 2016

UNI’s Swedish affiliate, Handels will work to ensure that full-time open-ended contracts are the norm on the labour market. Handels will promote better childcare coverage during unsociable hours. For the first time in Handels’ history an all-women Executive Committee was elected. Linda Palmetzhofer and Elisabeth Brandt Ygeman will join Handels’ President Susanna Gideonsson at the…

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UNI joins call for end to union repression in Turkey

Tuesday 3 May 2016

UNI has joined  calls from the Turkish government to cease its intensified repression of trade unions, and protested at its plan to amend labour laws to further weaken workers’ rights. Dozens of academics have been dismissed for signing a peace statement calling for an end to repression against Kurdish and other people in the Kurdish provinces, several of…

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