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UNI Europa supports ETUC’s stament: End workplace cancer

Thursday 10 March 2016

Occupational cancer kills 100,000 people every year in the European Union. It is the most common work-related cause of death. Between 8 and 16% of all cancers in Europe are the result of exposure at work; Almost 1 in 5 workers in the EU are routinely exposed to carcinogens; Around 50 known cancer-causing substances account…

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Better Regulation – it really isn’t

Thursday 10 March 2016

published on Euractiv on 9 March 2016 by Oliver Roethig, Regional Secretary When the European Commission introduced its ‘Better Regulation Agenda’’ in May last year, for a moment I allowed myself to think this could actually lead to better law-making for all. Then suspicion settled in. The agenda claimed to ensure that the design of…

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UGT and CC.OO sign a collective agreement for Lidl

Thursday 10 March 2016

On 4th March 2016, CCOO, UGT and Lidl management signed what has been hailed by Spanish Unions as the best Collective Agreement among all supermarkets in the retail sector. The text that affects 11,000 workers foresees a wage increase, provisions to ensure a better work life balance and a guarantee of more job stability. The…

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Social Rights Pillar: Just a Trojan horse for ‘Better Regulation’?

Wednesday 9 March 2016

by Oliver Roethig, Regional Secretary As stated in the ETUCs press release yesterday, the European Trade Union Movement has some serious misgivings about some of the contents of the draft social pillar – an initiative launched by the European Commission. European trade unions doubt some of the content of the pillar including: Lack of protection…

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UNI launches Women’s Health Campaign on International Women’s Day

Tuesday 8 March 2016

On the 8th of March, UNI Equal Opportunities is celebrating International Women’s day by launching a campaign on women’s health. Despite improvements over the last few decades in relation to healthcare, gender roles continue to place women at a disadvantage. The new campaign also seeks to raise awareness of issues that affect women’s health such…

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