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As good as it gets?

Monday 11 January 2016

By Christina J. Colclough, Head of EU Affairs, UNI Europa Across Europe, wealth and income inequality is rising. The top 10% are getting richer whilst the bottom 40% are stuck in a standstill if not getting poorer by the day. At the same time, and making it even worse, new forms of employment are spreading…

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The Amorality of the Sharing Economy

Wednesday 16 December 2015

By Christina J. Colclough, Head of EU Affairs, UNI Europa Recently, I have held quite a few speeches on the sharing economy, or rather on the amorality of the sharing economy and the new forms of employment we see are on the rise: bogus self-employment, zero-hour contracts to name just two. The sharing economy, marketed…

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Quantitative targets and member state irresponsibility

Tuesday 1 December 2015

By Christina J. Colclough, Head of EU Affairs, UNI Europa On 26 November 2015, First-Vice President of the EU Commission Timmermans, received a letter signed by 19 EU member states. In it, the member states praise Mr Timmermans’ Better Regulation agenda and its focus on competitiveness, on the removal of ‘unnecessary burdens’ and on the…

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Rise of the Machines: Robots and the New World of Work

Tuesday 24 November 2015

By Philip Jennings, UNI Global Union General Secretary In 1913 a man named Ford rigged up the first automotive assembly line so he could mass produce his innovative Model T car. A little over a century later, another man named Ford is warning of how automation could lead to an unemployment crisis the likes of…

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UNI Global Union condemns vile terror attacks

Tuesday 17 November 2015

UNI Global Union and our family of 1000 unions in over 150 nations, sends its  sympathy and condolences to France and all countries whose citizens were murdered and injured during the vile terrorist attacks in Paris. UNI Global Union’s General Secretary, Philip Jennings said, “We condemn these acts of terror and mourn this tragic loss…

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