UNI Latest News

Global Unions met new ADB President Takehiko Nakao – 07.05.2013
Representatives of UNI Apro met the new ADB President, Takehiko Nakao at the 46th Asian Development Bank Annual Governors Meeting in Greater Noida, India.
EU must push for fundamental rights in Bangladesh garment sector – 06.05.2013
The global union movement welcomes European Commission’s commitment to press Bangladesh to meet international labour standards
Whistleblowers urged to come forward on Walmart – 06.05.2013
UNI draws attention to Walmart’s deplorable track record in workers’ rights at FDI national protest meeting in New Delhi & new whistleblower website launches to expose alleged abuses at Walmart
Social dialogue in the commerce sector in CEE countries – 06.05.2013
Trade union and employers representatives from Poland, Romania and Bulgaria discussed challenges in establishing an effective social dialogue in commerce and identified urgent future action points
First General Assembly of KC Union in Colombia – 06.05.2013
Kimberly Clark workers in Tocancipa, Colombia, have called for the first assembly in the company’s plant to prepare for the negotiation which will end with the signing of a collective agreement
Partnership with Trade Unions Works: Amartya Sen – 05.05.2013
Nobel laureate Professor Amartya Sen talks about his experience with trade unions at the 46th ADB Annual Governors meeting in New Delhi, India.
Manchester Airport cleaners strike against wage cut – 03.05.2013
UNI in solidarity with Unite members taking action for a fair wage
International Basketball Unions praise Jason Collins – 03.05.2013
NBA Players’ union (NBPA) in New York hosts inaugral meeting of UNI Sport Pro Global Alliance of Basketball Player Associations. The Alliance issues a statement in support of Jason Collins
Manchester Airport Cleaners Strike Today – Unite Members Fight Back – 02.05.2013
Over 100 Cleaners on strike
Marching for Better Labour Polices – 02.05.2013
Mascots and RCCIGU members march on Labour Day in Hong Kong
UNI on the march for May Day – 01.05.2013
UNI is taking part in May Day marches and protests around the globe standing up for workers’ rights and the unemployed – see some of the images here
May Day Message 2013 Jobs not Austerity – 01.05.2013
UNI’s General Secretary, Philip Jennings highlights jobs as crucial factor in overcoming global crisis and calls for end to ultra-austerity measures driving economy and working people to the wall
26.5 million out off work. Again a new EU record! – 30.04.2013
12.1% in € area. For youth 24%. Greece & Spain worst: 27% & 27%; for youth 59 & 56%.
UNI Sport PRO May Day Messages – 30.04.2013
“It is absolutely crucial that athletes across the world are recognised as workers and secured proper conditions to work under…. ” Mads Øland – Board Member, FIFPro. Read other messages here
Adriana Rosenzvaig’s message for the International Workers´ Day – 30.04.2013
UNI Americas sends its solidarity greetings and gratitude for your tireless struggle for better working conditions, dignity and respect in every corner of our united America.
Engineers working as contracted out or agency labour, earn less – 30.04.2013
Highly qualified people who work in technical jobs and are employed as contract workers or assigned to other companies often they earn up to 20 per cent less than permanent employees
CWU-UK Members in Crown Post Offices to Strike Monday – 29.04.2013
CWU members in Crown Post Office outlets are on strike for the third time Monday to protest Post Office closures
Amcor Tobacco Izmir, Turkey delay recognition again – 29.04.2013
Lawyers representing Amcor have once again raised further legal objections in the Labour court in an effort to further delay union recognition.
Ver.di wins pay rise in new Deutsche Post agreement – 29.04.2013
UNI affiliate ver.di has won a 5.7% pay rise in a new collective agreement with the German post after a series of strikes during bargaining
International Workers Memorial Day remembers Dhaka victims – 26.04.2013
UNI and its affiliates pay tribute to the workers killed in the factory building collapse in Dhaka and call for new regulations and the supply chain to be cleaned up