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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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Castorama/Poland must stop union-busting!

Friday 6 December 2019

Castorama/Poland dismissed 10 trade union activists. NSZZ “Solidarnosc” Commerce and UNI Commerce are fighting back for the re-instatement of dismissed workers and respect for trade union rights. Castorama – owned by British multinational Kingfisher – has operated in Poland since 1997. The company has 80 stores in 60 Polish cities and employs around 12,000 workers. An affiliate…

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Forward together — UNI Europa Commerce ready to organise

Monday 21 October 2019

In Bucharest last week, UNI Europa Commerce endorsed an ambitious four-year plan to organise workers around Europe. Under the new leadership of Handels’ Susanna Gideonsson, the commerce sector will move forward with a strong commitment to organising commerce workers and building power. The Conference unanimously adopted an action plan aimed at growing union power and influence in…

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UNI Europa Commerce: “E-commerce is commerce and we will organise it!”

Wednesday 16 October 2019

With more than 100 participants from 30 unions and 20 countries, UNI Europa Commerce Conference kicked off in Bucharest, Romania,  and highlighted that “E-commerce is commerce” and “UNI and its affiliates will keep organising all commerce workers”. The Conference unanimously approved a new action plan to address changes in the sector and to grow union…

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Amazon workers launch wave of Black Friday strikes and protests

Friday 23 November 2018

Amazon workers launch wave of Black Friday strikes and protests: “Next-day delivery should not mean a lifetime of pain for Amazon workers.” • Strikes and demonstrations hit in Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK • Workers protest Amazon’s dangerous, high-pressure work culture and its aggressive anti-union actions Facing punishing performance targets, jobsite hazards, and anti-union hostility, Amazon…

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New EWC agreement with big brand Inditex shows further commitment to workers’ rights

Tuesday 2 October 2018

Earlier this week, the Inditex Group which includes leading brands such as Zara, Massimo Dutti and Pull & Bear signed up to a European Works Council (EWC) agreement. A European Works Council is an information and consultation forum representing employees in European multinational companies such as Inditex which is headquartered in Arteixo, Spain. The EWC…

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