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UNI Europa Equal Opportunities celebrates and encourages diversity. We believe that we can build fairer Europe by fighting the barriers created by the existent inequalities in our world.
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Letter to President von der Leyen: don’t drop the ball on pay equality

Monday 11 May 2020

UNI Europa has sent a letter to European Commission President von der Leyen over concerns that progress towards the EU Pay Transparency Directive is being put on hold. Highlighting the importance of raising ambition, the letter argues for a new normal after the Covid-19 crisis, in which working women are no longer paid less for…

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Women and their unions are battling a double crisis: Covid-19 and domestic violence 

Monday 20 April 2020

Across the continent, domestic abuse is spiking during the Covid-19 crisis. From Spain to Poland, reported cases are up by over 30 per cent and the number of femicides has more than doubled in the UK. Unions have been turning up the pressure on governments to act.  Setting up help networks  “Unions are deeply concerned about the rising number of domestic violence due to Covid 19. Staying home is not…

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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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