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Minimum Wage: EU in danger of missing the point

Tuesday 14 January 2020

President von der Leyen’s and Commissioner Schmit’s position on a fair and decent wage for all and the importance of collective bargaining is spot on. The consultation document by the Commission, however, is disappointing and in danger of missing the point. Von der Leyen’s and Schmit’s goal for this initiative is ensuring that every worker…

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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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UNI Europa Graphical Statement on Circle Media Group

Thursday 2 May 2019

UNI-Europa Graphical affiliates across Europe met on Tuesday 30th April to discuss the crisis situation engulfing Circle Media Group. We are appalled at the situation and the manner in which this is developing and being handled. Tensions across the group were already high with our Spanish and Finish affiliates engaged in very difficult discussions to…

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We speak of the digital future of work – but that future is NOW

Monday 15 April 2019

On 9 April 2019, the European Commission organised a High-Level Conference on the Future of Work with the slogan “Today, Tomorrow, for All”. At the conference the long-awaited High-level Expert Group on the Digital Transformation on EU Labour Markets launched their report under the same name. Oliver Roethig took part in the conference and was…

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