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UNICARE Europe represents unions across Europe in the care and social insurance sector. We fully recognise that the private care sector is changing rapidly and therefore we coordinate care workers and their unions across Europe in order to build power and have a voice with decision makers, to ensure quality jobs and quality care for all.
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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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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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Coronavirus: testing urgently needed for homecare and nursing home workers in Austria

Thursday 26 March 2020

“We have a simple message for all countries: test, test, test.” The message of the World Health Organization’s Director-General is echoing from the international stage to people’s doorsteps in Austria as the largest homecare and nursing home workers’ union GPA-djp calls for increased testing to protect the public. A growing risk Be it elderly people…

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Stepping up elderly care in Coronavirus pandemic times

Thursday 19 March 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the continent, so too are measures to contain its spread. While elderly people are among those most reliant on social contact, they are also those most at risk from the deadly virus. Increasingly, nursing home workers and other care workers are their lifeline. Safe care workers save lives Keeping risk…

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