Subscribe to posts

The Latest

Urgent call to governments for a democratic debate on TiSA

Friday 27 May 2016

Philip Jennings, UNI Global Union General Secretary said:  “The newly leaked documents on TiSA reveal once more that the trade rules are being written to benefit the top 1%. If adopted, TiSA would reduce the ability of governments to regulate to protect financial stability, labour rights and the environment. The TiSA talks strike at the…

Read More

Governments across the world avoiding responsibility for refugees – Unions say refugees welcome

Friday 27 May 2016

UNI Europa strongly supports Sharan Burrow and Luca Visentini’s article Governments across the world avoiding responsibility for refugees – Unions say refugees welcome, published today. ‘Europe must do better’ said Oliver Roethig, Regional Secretary of UNI Europa in light of the recent deal between the European Union and Turkey. ‘We denounce the failure of the…

Read More

Joint press release: Beware the “innovation principle”

Thursday 26 May 2016

Brussels, 26 May 2016 The Competitiveness Council on 26-27 May 2016 will discuss adopting an “innovation principle” for EU law-making. This would require the Commission to investigate the potential effect of legislation on research and innovation, during the “impact assessment” phase of the legislative process, before it is submitted to the Parliament and Council for…

Read More

Trade unions back new undeclared work platform

Thursday 26 May 2016

The launch of the European Commission’s ‘Undeclared Work Platform’ on Friday 27 May is a long overdue initiative to tackle the exploitation of workers and unfair competition for law-abiding employers says the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC). It is estimated that up to 20% of Europe’s GDP is in the ‘shadow economy’, and 11% of…

Read More

UNI calls on Tesco Ireland to respect its workers

Wednesday 25 May 2016

After years of corporate mismanagement and falling revenue, Tesco recently announced that the company experienced a turnaround for 2015. Despite this positive news Tesco continues to try and force its workers to pay the price for past corporate mismanagement. In Ireland, the company is seeking to impose pay and benefit cuts on thousands of its…

Read More