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Crowd Work: The Fury and the Fear

Wednesday 16 March 2016

In her new article for the publication Digital employment and working conditions in Europe, Kristy Milland takes us on a journey through a day in the life of a crowd worker. Abstract Crowd Work: The Fury and the Fear: “In the ten years I’ve worked on Amazon Mechanical Turk, things have changed, but not nearly enough to…

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“We need unions” – crowd worker’s plea to UNI Europa conference

Wednesday 16 March 2016

“We need unions – your passion, experience and knowledge.” – This was the message from an Amazon crowd worker to trade unions at the UNI Europa Conference in Rome. “You have been there and done it, we haven’t” said Kristy Milland, a worker of ten years’ experience on the Amazon platform Mechanical Turk. Milland is…

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Smurfit Kappa Poland workers win major victory

Wednesday 16 March 2016

Smurfit Kappa workers in Poland score major success in negotiating vastly improved agreement with management Smufit Kappa workers in Poland have negotiated improved pay and work conditions. This is a major victory resulting from a joint campaign organized by the Polish union ZZP, UNI Global & UNI Europa Graphical Unions. This breakthrough was announced at…

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Jennings challenges European trade unions to “make it happen”

Tuesday 15 March 2016

UNI Global Union General Secretary Philip Jennings challenged Europe’s trade unions to “make it happen” in the fight for a progressive, social and improved Europe, during his address to the UNI Europa Conference in Rome. “We have to rekindle the spirit of what Europe is all about,” he said. “Europe is not about improving the…

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Europe’s service unions vow to defeat anti-trade unionism by governments

Tuesday 15 March 2016

Some of Europe’s largest trade unions have agreed a common strategy to fight anti-union legislation advancing across the continent. The European Commission and governments including the United Kingdom, Spain and Finland have each attempted to implement new laws to lessen union power in recent months and years, adding to a raft of anti-union policies from…

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