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Leading unions unanimously endorse unified strategy in response to refugee crisis

Wednesday 16 March 2016

Union leaders gathered in Rome at the UNI Europa Regional Conference and endorsed an emergency statement designed to support and contribute the humanitarian efforts to welcome and integrate refugees to Europe. With a refugee crisis that is greater than at any point since the Second World War, Europe’s leaders are still turning their backs on…

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Sustainability at the core of ‘Changing Europe Together’

Wednesday 16 March 2016

ITUC General Secretary Sharan Burrow says sustainability is achievable despite lack of political leadership ITUC General Secretary Sharan Burrow, told the UNI Europa Regional Conference that the sustainable development goals (Agenda 30) combined with the Paris agreement on climate ‘chart a course for a zero poverty zero carbon world.’ However Burrow said to reach that…

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Crowd Work: The Fury and the Fear

Wednesday 16 March 2016

In her new article for the publication Digital employment and working conditions in Europe, Kristy Milland takes us on a journey through a day in the life of a crowd worker. Abstract Crowd Work: The Fury and the Fear: “In the ten years I’ve worked on Amazon Mechanical Turk, things have changed, but not nearly enough to…

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“We need unions” – crowd worker’s plea to UNI Europa conference

Wednesday 16 March 2016

“We need unions – your passion, experience and knowledge.” – This was the message from an Amazon crowd worker to trade unions at the UNI Europa Conference in Rome. “You have been there and done it, we haven’t” said Kristy Milland, a worker of ten years’ experience on the Amazon platform Mechanical Turk. Milland is…

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Smurfit Kappa Poland workers win major victory

Wednesday 16 March 2016

Smurfit Kappa workers in Poland score major success in negotiating vastly improved agreement with management Smufit Kappa workers in Poland have negotiated improved pay and work conditions. This is a major victory resulting from a joint campaign organized by the Polish union ZZP, UNI Global & UNI Europa Graphical Unions. This breakthrough was announced at…

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