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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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Constructive discussion with Commissioner Thyssen

Tuesday 26 January 2016

On 25 January, UNI Europa representatives, lead by Regional Secretary Oliver Roethig, met with Commissioner Marianne Thyssen to discuss recent developments in Europe concerning social affairs and employment. At the meeting, the UNI Europa representatives highlighted the challenges in the new world of work due to rapid technological changes. UNI Europa has been one of…

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Knowledge is power: 2nd Lidl trade union network meeting

Thursday 21 January 2016

20 trade unions officials and activists from 9 countries gathered on 20 January in Brussels to exchange their experiences in organising workers in Lidl. Lidl is growing at a rapid pace, increasing its market share in the grocery trade and putting pressure on competitors with a double digit sales increase almost everywhere in Europe. When…

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Call for tender Labour market analysis in the commerce sector: which are the key challenges and factors of change?

Friday 18 December 2015

Few industries have experienced greater change in their employment patterns over the last few decades than retail and wholesale, where forms of employment are becoming highly varied. A wide range of factors is driving this process, from changes in economic circumstances and consumer preferences, globalization, to advanced technological innovations and the new forms of competition…

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Pickets in Poland

Friday 18 December 2015

On 15 December 2015 two protests were organised by Trade Union Solidarity Commerce in Warsaw: one in front of the Auchan hypermarket and one in front of the headquarters office of Jeronimo Martins Poland, the owner of the Ladybird (Biedronka) chain. Trade unionists from Auchan Poland handed a petition concerning their demands to the employer….

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