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A digital Europe can be a better Europe – a Europe in which growth brings higher quality jobs and promotes more social justice. But targeted and balanced policies are needed to tap into the economic and social potentials the digital revolution entails.
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Time for the EU to put an end to bogus self-employment in platform work

Wednesday 3 March 2021

The European Commission has launched a consultation for “possible action addressing the challenges related to working conditions in platform work”. Platforms that force their workers into bogus self-employment have been a major driver of increasing precarity for working people in Europe over the past decade. “A worker is a worker. No amount of Uber’s lobbying…

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Italy’s insurance sector unions sign landmark agreement on remote work

Friday 26 February 2021

Some 45,000 workers in the insurance sector in Italy are to benefit from new protections and rights regarding remote work, following successful negotiations by UNI Global Union affiliates FIRST-CISL, FISAC-CGIL, FNA, SNFIA and UILCA with the Italian insurance employers’ association. A new protocol signed on 24 February 2021 sets out guidelines on work/life balance, the…

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Video: DUFA – Digital Upskilling For All

Wednesday 24 February 2021

Telecommunications is a sector in which new digital tools are regularly being introduced. As such, digital upskilling is key. UNI Europa has launched a project aimed at expanding best practice in digital upskilling. It is a joint project with the employers’ organisation ETNO, the social partners in the telecommunications sector. Oliver Roethig, Regional Secretary of…

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Join the European Citizens’ Initiative to #ReclaimYourFace

Wednesday 17 February 2021

UNI Europa has joined over 40 organisations in launching the European Citizens’ Initiative to Reclaim Your Face. The collection of people’s biometric data has dramatically increased over recent years. The implementation of facial recognition in workplaces and intrusive surveillance software on workers’ computers have too often been rolled out in opaque ways and for untransparent…

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