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Secure jobs and better childcare coverage among major decisions at Handels’ Congress

Wednesday 4 May 2016

UNI’s Swedish affiliate, Handels will work to ensure that full-time open-ended contracts are the norm on the labour market. Handels will promote better childcare coverage during unsociable hours. For the first time in Handels’ history an all-women Executive Committee was elected. Linda Palmetzhofer and Elisabeth Brandt Ygeman will join Handels’ President Susanna Gideonsson at the…

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UNI joins call for end to union repression in Turkey

Tuesday 3 May 2016

UNI has joined  calls from the Turkish government to cease its intensified repression of trade unions, and protested at its plan to amend labour laws to further weaken workers’ rights. Dozens of academics have been dismissed for signing a peace statement calling for an end to repression against Kurdish and other people in the Kurdish provinces, several of…

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UNI supports union organiser Orhan Akman in his fight against expulsion from Peru

Monday 2 May 2016

Orhan Akman, a German trade union organiser who has been working for UNI Americas in Peru over the last couple of years, has been expelled from the country. Akman has successfully overseen unionization and collective bargaining at companies such as Cencosud, accompanied by peaceful strikes and demonstrations of Peruvian workers. The Peruvian government has accused…

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UNI Global Union message: International Labour Day

Sunday 1 May 2016

May Day Message: UNI Global Union General Secretary, Philip Jennings “Mayday is appropriately the international distress signal for those in peril. As millions of trade unionists take to the streets today in solidarity to celebrate the sacrifice and contribution of working people across the world, they too will be raising their voices in a Mayday call for…

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