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UNI Europa Commerce is the European Union for the retail and wholesale industry. We represent more than 60 trade unions from 35 countries.
UNI Europa Commerce is committed to raise the voice of commerce workers in its lobbying activities within the EU Institutions. It is engaged in constructive relations with EuroCommerce in the framework of the European Social Dialogue and aims at implementing a work programme that is relevant for national social partners. It coordinates the establishment of EWCs in the Commerce sector by strengthening the trade union presence and the coordination and link with the existing and future trade union alliances. It supports UNI Europa Commerce affiliates in protecting work-free Sunday and enhance good practices in social dialogue and collective bargaining to safeguard employees’ work-life balance.
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UNI Europa Commerce elects Per Tønnesen as President

Wednesday 16 September 2020

Per Tønnesen, representing HK Handel of Denmark, has been elected President of UNI Europa Commerce. Biography: Per Tønnesen started his political carrier in the student move fighting for better student rights. During his student work, he was recruited by the HK Youth department to become a volunteer in the HK Youth work. Per is originally…

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Restructuring disguised as liquidation? How cross border union solidarity is saving livelihoods at Camaïeu fashion retail chain

Wednesday 26 August 2020

Unions from France (CGT, FO, CFDT), Belgium (CNE, Setca) and Luxembourg (OGBL) have come together to save jobs following suspicious manoeuvres by top management. Unions accuse top management of having tried to use the crisis situation to accelerate liquidation and evade responsibilities towards workers under a restructuring process. “While much work remains ahead, this is…

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Stepping up multinational corporations’ responses to Covid-19

Friday 17 April 2020

[Update 17.04.2020: a supplementary set of joint recommendations by all European trade union federations on compliancy processes regarding the postponing works council meeting has been published. You can consult them in English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Swedish.]   UNI Europa, has published a set of recommendations to help trade union alliances and…

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