Newsletter – April 2022

04.04.22

Newsletter – April 2022

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Forward through collective bargaining

April 2022

 

Ukraine Peace Effort

Unions across Europe are supporting the peace effort and victims of the war. UNI is supporting a programme to help Ukrainian refugees arriving in Poland. Through this programme, COZZ, the Central European Organising Centre, and UNI affiliated unions in Poland, will provide support and advice to ensure that Ukrainians arriving in Poland know their rights and receive help finding work. Meanwhile in Germany, unions and employers in Germany have launched a job portal for refugees in the culture, film and media sectors.

We have also produced guidance for works council representatives on getting multinationals to participate to the peace effort. Finally, UNI recently took part in the trade union demonstration outside the EU Commission headquarters. Check out the video by Oliver Roethig highlighting our position and actions.

Find out more about the UNI-supported programme to help refugees in Poland

 

Policy Updates: Digitalisation & AI

Digital Markets Act: European legislators have agreed on sweeping new legislation to rein in the market power of Tech Giants, such as Amazon. Check out UNI Europa’s first assessment.

AI at work: UNI Europa welcomed the adoption by the European Parliament Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age (AIDA Committee) of its Report Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age. Find out more here.

 

#MakeAmazonPay

Amazon warehouse workers from Germany, UK, Italy, Poland and Slovakia filed access requests under Article 15 GDPR on Monday to find out how the tech giant treats workers’ personal data under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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In case you missed it

 

Collective Bargaining Is Our Greatest Weapon Against Inequality

 

Europe’s finance workers call time on workplace violence & harassment

 

Call for tender: technical assistance for producing e-learning series

 

Diversity, Inclusion & non-Discrimination for Europe’s Insurance Workers

 

Elevating Personal and Household Services: joint strategy

 

Call for a supporting framework for EU Social Partner Agreements

 

Print your future: project summary and final report

 

Towards a European Care Strategy inclusive of migrants

 

International Women’s Day: occupational health and safety with a gender perspective

 

They Just Did It: collective agreement for Nike workers in Turkey

 

Upcoming events

05-07 April
EURO-MEI General Assembly
07 April
Launch event: Artificial Intelligence and Automation in Retail. Benefits, challenges, and implications
07 April
Messaging to build bargaining power
07 April
ESCB/SSM Social Dialogue Meeting
19-20 April
Anticipating Changes in the Security Printing Sector – Final Conference
20-21 April
Joint UNI G&P Management committee + UNI Europa Graphical Steering Committee
21 April
Creating engaging content when bargaining collectively
01-02 May
UNI Europa Commerce online workshop & training sessions on Improving Due Diligence in Practice

 


 

Meetings & Events

2022

29

Jun

EUROPEAN SOCIAL DIALOGUE COMMITTEE: AUDIOVISUAL – WORKING GROUP

Media, Entertainment & Arts

30

Jun

Capacity Building Seminar on Sustainability in the EU Audiovisual Industry

Media, Entertainment & Arts

01

Jul

Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee Postal Services Working Group Meeting

Post & Logistics

Timing and Venue: TBC