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UPM ramps up onslaught on workers’ collective bargaining rights in Finland

Wednesday 14 April 2021

Employees at UPM have sent an open letter to management accusing them of betrayal, following the unilateral annulling of collective bargaining with white collar workers. Outrage has flared at the Finland-based forest industry multinational following a second consecutive offensive by management against the workers’ collective rights. In this letter, sent by nearly 40 shop stewards…

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Call for tender: UNI Europa Post & Logistics looks for external expertise for EU-funded project on “fostering workers’ representation in logistics – the case of subcontracting”

Monday 12 April 2021

UNI Europa Post & Logistics has launched an EU-funded project on ‘Fostering workers’ representation in Logistics – the case of subcontracting’, which will run for 15 months from March 2021 onwards. The project’s overall goal is the better representation of logistics workers at all levels and the improvement of employment and service quality in the…

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Finland: employers move to undermine sectoral bargaining in tech sector

Tuesday 6 April 2021

The Finnish employers’ association Technology Industries announced a major change in its collective bargaining activities. This unilateral decision has far-reaching implications in the sectoral collective bargaining system, which has delivered a stable and internationally competitive labour market for decades. From now on, the association’s member companies, which include Nokia, Google, Accenture, Fujitsu and Microsoft, can…

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No recovery without culture

Friday 2 April 2021

More than 110 pan-European organisations and networks issued an open letter calling on the Member States and the European Commission to secure a future for culture and cultural life in Europe. This is the second statement of the European cultural sector after a first open letter entitled make culture central in the EU recovery, issued…

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