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No public procurement without a collective agreement: highlights from UNI Europa’s ongoing campaign

The call for public money to only be #ProcuringDecentWork has been getting louder. From engaging the European Parliament to rallying our affiliates and the whole European trade union movement and generating evidence and strong arguments, the campaign has evolved. Check out our recap of the story so far here and find the list of MEPs who are backing the #ProcuringDecentWork campaign here.

Setting human-rights due diligence back on track

The battle over the EU’s human rights due diligence directive is in full swing. One of the big elements of contention is the carve out clauses for the finance sector, contained in the current draft. For UNI Europa, this flies in the face of the ambition behind legislative initiative.
In a bid to give additional visibility to the implications of such carve outs, Oliver Roethig penned an opinion piece entitled Setting human-rights due diligence back on track.


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UNI stands in solidarity with Crnogorski Telekom workers in Montenegro demanding a new collective agreement


Statement: the role of Finance in the EU’s Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive


UNI’s #WDDW message: “Let’s demand wage justice today and every day”


H&M workers protected under first digitalisation agreement with ver.di


Czech union organises four more care homes


TIME investigation reveals the traumatised Teleperformance workers moderating TikTok


ICTS affiliates and their counterpart unite for the right of everyone to a world of work free from violence and harassment


Italy, Europe: listen to Labour – the call from Rome


General strike in Belgium




21 November
Audiovisual sectoral social dialogue committee plenary meeting UNI Europa Finance insurance sd preparatory meeting
22 November
Sectoral sd committee personal services plenary meeting
Insurance sectoral sd committee plenary meeting
23 November
ESCB/SSM social dialogue (in ESCB composition)
UNI Europa Graphical steering committee
UNI Europa Care workshop on violence and harassment at work
23 – 24 November
UNI Europa Care statutory meeting 
UNI Europa Finance regulation working group meeting
24 November
Final conference of the EU project vs 2019 0287
UNI Europa Finance – DG FISMA meeting
Seminar on sustainability in the Audiovisual industry
28 November
Banknotes social dialogue meeting
30 November
Sectoral sd committee Postal services plenary meeting



Meetings & Events







UNI Europa workshop and conference on Collective Bargaining and the Minimum Wage Directive

UNI Europa hosts a conference on the upcoming National Action Plans regarding collective bargaining within the framework of the EU Minimum Wage Directive.



1st Workshop – Project: Monitoring and furthering the autonomous implementation of the European framework agreement on occupational health and safety in the hairdressing sector



Commerce/Tourism EWC Network Meeting


timing: 9:30 to 12:00