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UNI Europa Property Services represents cleaners and private security workers across Europe. Key areas of work include coordinating the European Works Councils in the sector as well as the European sectoral Social Dialogue committees of Industrial Cleaning and Private Security.
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The here and now: how we contain the coronavirus pandemic through the service sectors

Friday 13 March 2020

Supermarket workers, homecare workers, postal workers, cleaning workers, workers throughout services sectors now find themselves at the forefront of societies’ efforts to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. If societal responses are to be successful, they must ensure that workers are given the tools to guarantee their safety and that of the general public. “This crisis exposes…

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Join our team: we’re recruiting!

Friday 6 December 2019

UNI Europa, the European services workers’ union, is seeking a Project Coordinator for the Property Services & UNICARE sections. The project coordinator will have a key role in assisting with the implementation of projects within the framework set by the Regional Secretary. Key areas of activities include providing strategic input, conducting research and preparing documents, communicating…

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UNI shows solidarity with STAD and Portuguese cleaners on strike

Friday 9 November 2018

On 9th November, Portuguese cleaners from STAD union in Portugal took industrial action. Cleaners in Portugal have been without a collective agreement for 14 years. They are fighting for a collective agreement, their rights and their dignity. This includes a 30-50 per cent premium for night work, holiday pay, a Sunday premium and the application…

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Anticipating, Preparing and Managing Employment Change in the Private Security Industry

Thursday 11 October 2018

The final conference on ‘Anticipating, Preparing and Managing Employment Change in the Private Security Industry’ was held this week in Brussels. It presented the conclusions of a report to the UNI Europa affiliates and CoESS members, and facilitated discussions with social partners on the future actions to be taken by their respective organisations at national…

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Support PAM’s October political strike and overtime ban in Finland

Tuesday 2 October 2018

The Finnish Service Union United (PAM) has organised a day-long political strike for October 3rd. The reason for industrial action is the Finnish government’s so-called ‘lay-off law’ which would weaken employees’ rights of protection against dismissals and make it easier for businesses with less than 20 staffto fire them. Following the political strike, PAM members will…

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