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Public procurement: ending the race to the bottom on workers’ conditions

Wednesday 28 April 2021

The essence of democracy is not just the freedom to speak—it is the freedom to have a say. That is why unions across Europe are today launching a campaign to call for a simple but profound change to public-procurement legislation in the European Union, which would guarantee that working people have a say. We are…

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After the Covid-19 storm, it’s time to rebuild care homes on solid ground

Thursday 18 March 2021

The quality & safety of the care our elderly & vulnerable receive cannot be decoupled from the conditions of care workers.The crisis has exposed some nasty business, it’s time to clean it up. Read the opinion piece by Oliver Roethig, Regional Secretary of UNI Europa and Adrian Durtschi, Head of UNICARE Global, entitled After the…

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Chop chop—could hairdressers restyle European social dialogue?

Tuesday 16 March 2021

European social dialogue fell into desuetude under the neoliberal Barroso commission. Hairdressers might just put some colour back in it. Click here to read the full opinion piece. Chop chop—could hairdressers restyle European social dialogue? – Oliver Roethig and Dimitris Theodorakis — Social Europe (@socialeurope) March 16, 2021

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Fixing care: refocusing on those who need it and those who deliver it

Thursday 29 October 2020

Caring for the most vulnerable is a value that unites people across Europe. Yet, mirroring the experiences of others on the front lines, the crisis has stretched our increasingly precarious nursing homes to breaking point. Read Fixing care: refocusing on those who need it and those who deliver it, the op-ed by Oliver Roethig, Regional…

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Amazon’s spying on EU workers just tip of iceberg

Wednesday 7 October 2020

Read the full opinion piece here. Amazon is leading an assault on workers’ rights in Europe. It uses big data and surveillance to crush efforts by workers to improve their conditions. It’s actions deserve special attention. While it is among the most rotten, Amazon is not the only bad apple. Corporations are increasingly using digital…

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