Affiliated national trade unions give UNI Europa its legitimacy and weight in the European sphere. Without them, none of the progress would have been possible. They have been crucial in reaching out to MEPs and the permanent representations at the EU Council. UNI Europa affiliated unions are important players in national constituencies. We have seen that when they contact their national representatives in Europe, the response rate is very positive and our policy objective has been given a major boost.
The early work of ver.di (Germany), of ACV Puls and BBTK (Belgium), of PAM (Finland) and of FNV (Netherlands), to name a few, has been crucial to establishing broad cross-party support.
UNI affiliates have also provided key case studies that highlight why our policy solution is so important.