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FNV lays out Dutch approach as Amazon opens first warehouse in Netherlands

Wednesday 14 July 2021

Amazon is setting up its first e-commerce sorting centre in the Netherlands. FNV, the country’s largest trade union, has sent an open letter to the corporation’s national CEO outlining its expectations. “The Dutch have established a valuable tradition of consultation between employers and employees as well as a tradition of collective agreements on terms and…

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Broad Alliance in defence of Radio Televisión Madrid and media freedom

Thursday 8 July 2021

A broad coalition of unions and civil society organisations led by UNI Europa affiliates FSC-CCOO and FeSMC-UGT has raised the alarm regarding the threat to the independence of Radio Televisión Madrid and freedom of information in Spain. At a press conference at the Press Association of Madrid, the coalition that includes UNI Europa’s media, entertainment,…

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The Amazon Panopticon is Bad for Workers and for Democracy

Wednesday 7 July 2021

The Amazon Panopticon, UNI Global Union’s latest report on the intrusive and all-encompassing Amazon worker surveillance systems—Amazon fast purchasing, sheds light on the pernicious effects this system has on its 1.3 million workers. Amazon warehouse workers and drivers are constantly subjected to a high-pressure environment that breaks their bodies and ultimately forces them to quit….

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Newsletter – July 2021

Monday 5 July 2021

*|July-August Newsletter|* Subscribe here Forward through collective bargaining July 2021 #ProcuringDecentWork Members of the European Parliament are calling for public procurement rules to be changed to ensure people have a say at work. Following the launch on International Justice Day for Cleaners and Security Guards, thirty-eight MEPs from four different politicial groups in the European…

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European alliance calls on EU governments to ratify convention on domestic workers

Monday 28 June 2021

An alliance of employers, trade unions, European and international institutions and civil society organisations has ramped up calls for the protection of Europe’s 9.5 million domestic workers, including millions of home care workers. On the 10th Anniversary of the ILO Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No.189), the EU-wide alliance has written to the governments of EU…

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