Forward through collective bargaining December 2023


The UNI Europa newsletter from December 2023.

Forward through collective bargaining December 2023




Forward through collective bargaining

December 2023


Italian finance unions win big with new national collective agreement

UNI Global Union Finance affiliates in Italy are celebrating a renewed and strengthened national collective agreement for some 280,000 workers in the banking sector. The agreement sees significant pay rises, an increase in paid training, a reduction in working time and new protections against violence and harassment.

Read the full story here.


UNI Europa Regional Secretary Oliver Roethig in Social Europe


On Black Friday, on 24 November 2023, Amazon faced strikes and protests in over 30 countries around the world in a massive day of action coordinated by the Make Amazon Pay campaign. For Social Europe, UNI Europa Regional Secretary Oliver Roethig wrote about the day — and why it is wrong that public authorities are rewarding Amazon with lucrative cloud-computing contracts.

Read the full article here. And read the story of our last “Make Amazon Pay” day here. And shortly after the day, GMB union announced a growing strike action in the UK.

European Graphical and Packaging trade unions elect leadership and adopt action plan

The UNI Europa Graphical and Packaging Conference adopted strategic focuses, including strengthening sectoral networks, countering collective bargaining threats, addressing industrial consolidation, broadening social dialogue, fostering stronger unions in Central & Eastern Europe, and promoting global integration.

Find out more here.


In case you missed it


Research shows: higher wages through collective and sectoral bargaining


Social partners protecting the health of hairdressers


Trade Union Conference Against the Rise of Extreme Right: “Democracy and Human Rights in Danger”


Amazon strike wave keeps growing in UK


UNI Europa backs ETUC call for legislation on telework


Polish care workers launch campaign to improve conditions, care quality


New wave of “Make Amazon Pay” strikes and protests on Black Friday in over 30 countries


UNI Europa stands in solidarity with Czech national strike





Meetings & Events







UNI Europa ICTS & Finance ARCO Project


ICT & Related Services

Addressing Remote work through Collective bargaining and Organising
Thematic Workshop 1: Remote Work & Trade Union Organising
21-22 February 2024, Paris






Commerce EWC network meeting




Sectoral SD Committee Postal Services Working Group Meeting

Post & Logistics

Timing: TBC