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Working women need a say for meaningful pay transparency

Wednesday 23 June 2021

There is a battle going on at the EU over pay transparency. The result will de determining for efforts to close the gender pay gap. In it’s first draft, proposed legislation was delayed and diluted following a push back from certain employers. They are trying to carve out and exclude different groups of workers from…

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Video: DUFA – Digital Upskilling For All

Wednesday 24 February 2021

Telecommunications is a sector in which new digital tools are regularly being introduced. As such, digital upskilling is key. UNI Europa has launched a project aimed at expanding best practice in digital upskilling. It is a joint project with the employers’ organisation ETNO, the social partners in the telecommunications sector. Oliver Roethig, Regional Secretary of…

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2021 ▶️ Forward Through Collective Bargaining [video]

Tuesday 5 January 2021

  “2021 is a time to give meaning to all of this.” Oliver Roethig looks ahead to a year of building services workers’ power. With the 5th UNI Europa Conference on the horizon, unions are poised to set a common agenda and push forward on three fronts: organising, policy advocacy and multinational coordination.

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Video: handing over our common demands to #MakeAmazonPay

Friday 27 November 2020

As scrutiny over Amazon’s anti-union practices, environmental impact, tax avoidance and worker safety intensifies in Europe and the United States, UNI Global Union, Progressive International, Oxfam, Greenpeace and dozens of civil society organizations, environmentalists and tax watchdogs are joining forces on Black Friday to #MakeAmazonPay. Oliver Roethig, Regional Secretary of UNI Europa was with Progressive International to hand over our common demands to their lobbying office…

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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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