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Social Rights Pillar: Just a Trojan horse for ‘Better Regulation’?

Wednesday 9 March 2016

by Oliver Roethig, Regional Secretary As stated in the ETUCs press release yesterday, the European Trade Union Movement has some serious misgivings about some of the contents of the draft social pillar – an initiative launched by the European Commission. European trade unions doubt some of the content of the pillar including: Lack of protection…

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UNI launches Women’s Health Campaign on International Women’s Day

Tuesday 8 March 2016

On the 8th of March, UNI Equal Opportunities is celebrating International Women’s day by launching a campaign on women’s health. Despite improvements over the last few decades in relation to healthcare, gender roles continue to place women at a disadvantage. The new campaign also seeks to raise awareness of issues that affect women’s health such…

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Breaking the glass walls! 8 March is International Women’s Day

Monday 7 March 2016

On International Women’s Day UNI Europa, together with the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and other trade union federations calls on men and women to break the glass walls that segregate the sexes in different occupations at work- and reach more gender equality in the labor market. Women continue to be held back not only…

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Revised UNI Europa Commerce and EuroCommerce Guidelines on age diversity

Tuesday 1 March 2016

On 11 February 2016, on the occasion of the plenary meeting of their social dialogue committee, UNI Europa Commerce and EuroCommerce agreed on an updated version of the guidelines on age diversity (signed in 2002). Both social partners are convinced that increasing the employment rate of older workers with a view to deal with the…

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Better Regulation – it really isn’t

Tuesday 1 March 2016

UNI Europa, the European services workers union, launched a campaign today under the slogan “Better Regulation – It Really Isn’t.” The campaign is supported by the entire European trade union movement: ETUC, EFFAT, IndustriALL Europe, EPSU, ETF Europe, CSEE-ETUCE, EFBWW and the IFJ. The campaign showcases how the European Commission is stalling important social legislation…

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