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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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The crisis in care: new report underlines urgent need for responsible investor action in nursing homes

Wednesday 16 December 2020

A new report released by UNI highlights the legal, human rights and operational risks of investments in nursing homes caused by a combination of poor health and safety, understaffing, low wages, temporary contracts and over-financialisation. The report is accompanied by a 2-page briefing entitled ‘How the crisis in care affects investors’. The entrenched problems in the…

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Essential care workers in Poland are winning decent pay

Thursday 26 November 2020

The second wave in Poland is having a devastating effect, with nursing homes heavily hit. In Torun, one of the early hotspots, nursing home workers have taken a stand to protect those most vulnerable to COVID-19. With under-staffing, shortages of adequate personal protective equipment (PPE), and a lack of overall resources, these long-term care workers…

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Danish Dental Hygienists Strike Back

Thursday 12 November 2020

With the Covid-19 pandemic hitting Europe hard, more than 4,000 Danish dental hygienists and members of HK Privat faced intense pressure by coronavirus restrictions and a first-time “NO” to their demands for a safer workplace by the Danish Dental Association (DDA). But thanks to an innovative, social media-focused campaign, HK members mobilized with enough enthusiasm…

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