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For decades, trade unions have been a pillar of democratic societies. UNI Europa works with our affiliates to boost union membership, strengthen union structures and grow the capacity to organise and build power within our sectors.
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Care workers: organising to protect the most vulnerable

Monday 18 May 2020

Nursing home workers and other care workers have been in the eye of the Covid-19 storm, yet they continue to face personal protective equipment shortages, testing restrictions, exclusion from government programmes and lack of safety procedures. Increasingly, they are taking proactive action to ensure they have the tools to keep people safe. “We care for…

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Going digital: building workers’ power through the Covid-19 crisis

Thursday 14 May 2020

Face-to-face contact has always been central in efforts to forward workers’ collective interests. However, the prolonged lockdown conditions have meant that workers and their unions are adapting new ways of applying pressure and building unity. Organising for collective bargaining—especially at sectoral level—is a core priority of UNI Europa’s work. This week saw the inaugural meeting…

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UNI Europa stands in solidarity with Transport Workers

Monday 25 March 2019

The European Transport Workers’ Federation is currently running the Fair Transport Europe campaign to fight back against social dumping and to defend a positive vision of the transport sector in Europe. Our joint action week, taking place between 22 and 27 March, will see coordinated convoys, rallies and international gatherings across Europe. “By working together,…

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Global agreement ensures more workplace rights for 147,000 UniCredit workers

Thursday 24 January 2019

Leading Italian financial services company UniCredit has signed a global agreement with UNI Global Union on 22nd January that secures human and labour rights as well as responsible, sustainable sales practices for the bank’s 147,000 employees in 22 countries. The agreement, the first of its kind by an Italian financial services multinational, demonstrates UniCredit’s commitment…

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