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UNI Europa position on Brexit

Monday 12 December 2016

On 23 June 2016, 51.9% of the British electorate voted in the EU Referendum for the UK to leave the European Union. The narrow but decisive result was seen as a cry of disillusionment and anger from large swathes of the population who felt left behind by globalisation and ignored by what they perceived as…

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Statement in support of our Spanish affiliates’ mobilisation action

Monday 12 December 2016

The UNI Europa Executive Committee at its 22nd meeting, which took place in Brussels on 1 December 2016, stated its support for the initiative of our Spanish affiliates Comisiones Obreras and UGT, in their action to start mobilising Spanish workers against the economic and social policies of the Spanish Government. The worker mobilisation will end…

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Red card for services passport?

Thursday 8 December 2016

Will an “EU Services Card” (previously known as ‘Services Passport’) be included in an ‘Internal Market Package’, due to be unveiled by the European Commission next week? The idea is supposed make it easier for businesses to provide services across borders, but is opposed by trade unions and employers. Trade unions say it is a…

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Statement in support of our Greek affiliates’ strike action

Tuesday 6 December 2016

The UNI Europa Executive Committee at its 22nd meeting, which took place in Brussels on 1 December 2016, stated its support for our Greek affiliates’ general strike action on 8 December against the continued erosion of workers’ rights and other destructive austerity measures. Led by the EU and IMF, creditors are demanding the removal of…

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Crowd work in Europe is on the rise – new report out

Monday 5 December 2016

Over the past months, we have launched data from various European countries, showing the growing platform or gig economy in Europe. Now, that information is compiled in one handy report that UNI Europa’s Aileen Körfer presented at a Smart Society Project event on smart platforms in Brussels today. The report investigates how crowd workers use…

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