Newsletter – July 2021

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Forward through collective bargaining

July 2021

#ProcuringDecentWork



Members of the European Parliament are calling for public procurement rules to be changed to ensure people have a say at work. Following the launch on International Justice Day for Cleaners and Security Guards, thirty-eight MEPs from four different politicial groups in the European Parliament have already backed calls by workers’ unions from across Europe for public contracts to be only made accessible to companies that have collective agreements with their workers.

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#PayTransparency



With a strong and independent collective say, working women can close the gender pay gap in the near future. Collective bargaining is the mechanism to achieve this. It is time for the law to recognise the role of working women’s unions so that they can speak up and demand pay equality without fear of retaliation. We were with ETUC and the European trade union movement outside the European Parliament to make ourselves heard.

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#C189



An alliance of employers, trade unions, European and international institutions and civil society organisations has ramped up calls for the protection of Europe’s 9.5 million domestic workers, including millions of home care workers. On the 10th Anniversary of the ILO Domestic Workers Convention, (No.189), the EU-wide alliance has written to the governments of EU countries that have so far failed to write the agreed measures into national laws. The convention, which was adopted by governments at the International Labour Organization in 2011, is yet to be written into law in over half of EU Member States.

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Policy-Making Working Group

Representatives from UNI Europa affiliated unions met for the policy-making working group. If you would like to join the next meeting on behalf of your union, please contact us here.

In case you missed it

 

Act now to guarantee good working conditions in the insurance sector post-Covid
 

Joint Statement of Unicredit European Works Council and Trade Union Alliance
 

General National Strike in Greece to halt the attack on workplace democracy

 

UNI Europa launches 2-year cross-sectoral project on improving due diligence in practice
 

Call for applications: labour shortages & labour turnover in the Property Services & Private Care sectors
 

Strengthening social dialogue in the commercial live performance sector

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