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UNI Europa Commerce is the European Union for the retail and wholesale industry. We represent more than 60 trade unions from 35 countries.
UNI Europa Commerce is committed to raise the voice of commerce workers in its lobbying activities within the EU Institutions. It is engaged in constructive relations with EuroCommerce in the framework of the European Social Dialogue and aims at implementing a work programme that is relevant for national social partners. It coordinates the establishment of EWCs in the Commerce sector by strengthening the trade union presence and the coordination and link with the existing and future trade union alliances. It supports UNI Europa Commerce affiliates in protecting work-free Sunday and enhance good practices in social dialogue and collective bargaining to safeguard employees’ work-life balance.
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Stepping up multinational corporations’ responses to Covid-19

Friday 17 April 2020

[Update 17.04.2020: a supplementary set of joint recommendations by all European trade union federations on compliancy processes regarding the postponing works council meeting has been published. You can consult them in English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Swedish.]   UNI Europa, has published a set of recommendations to help trade union alliances and…

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Frontline supermarkets: Hungarian unions work with SPAR to contain COVID-19

Monday 23 March 2020

As the Coronavirus outbreak reaches Hungary, its supermarkets have become key battlegrounds in the contagion effort. Retail workers at KASZ union have struck a deal with food retail chain SPAR that lays down a marker for the whole country. Across the continent, unions and companies have been working together to find practical solutions to the…

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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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