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Going digital: building workers’ power through the Covid-19 crisis

Thursday 14 May 2020

Face-to-face contact has always been central in efforts to forward workers’ collective interests. However, the prolonged lockdown conditions have meant that workers and their unions are adapting new ways of applying pressure and building unity. Organising for collective bargaining—especially at sectoral level—is a core priority of UNI Europa’s work. This week saw the inaugural meeting…

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Letter to President von der Leyen: don’t drop the ball on pay equality

Monday 11 May 2020

UNI Europa has sent a letter to European Commission President von der Leyen over concerns that progress towards the EU Pay Transparency Directive is being put on hold. Highlighting the importance of raising ambition, the letter argues for a new normal after the Covid-19 crisis, in which working women are no longer paid less for…

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Private secruity joint declaration: ensuring business continuity and protection of workers in the COVID-19 pandemic

Friday 8 May 2020

[Download the PDF of this joint declaration here] The current COVID-19 pandemic has revealed that private security services and its workforce are essential for the functioning of our economies, public health systems, supply chains, infrastructures and institutions. As security guards control access to supermarkets, nursing homes, protect hospitals and critical infrastructure, they support the enforcement…

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COVID-19 in the services sector: Europe-wide statements

Friday 8 May 2020

UNI Europa has been stepping up demands at international level, with both social partners at sector-wide level and with individual multinational corporations at company level. At sector-wide level, UNI Europa has been working with social partners in different service sectors. A number of joint statements have notably been published outlining tailored measures needed in specific…

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UNI Europa Finance & European banks commit to end sales pressure on employees

Thursday 7 May 2020

In an important step towards ensuring the provision of reliable and sustainable financial services, a joint declaration has today been signed by UNI Europa Finance and Europe’s bank sector employers. Entitled ‘Employment Aspects Of Providing Financial Services Including Guidance’, the declaration was jointly signed by the European banking sector social partners – UNI Europa Finance…

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