100,000 Eastern Germany cleaners achieve pay parity almost 30 years after Berlin Wall came down
After a disgruntled customer took to Twitter to issue a complaint about the behaviour of American cleaning app, Handy, UNI Global Union added its voice to growing concerns about lack of responsibility for online apps.
Polly Mackenzie, who uses the Handy app for cleaning services, was informed that her cleaner was ill and hoped to simply reschedule the appointment. However, when she tried to do so, she found that the had been blocked from working for Mackenzie again. In addition to this punitive measure, the cleaner was reinstated but docked £25.
The Czech finance union OSPPP today issued a strike warning after the employers refused to agree a new sectoral agreement
World in crosshairs of destruction – urgent call for unions to reconnect with message of peace
The Qatari government announced that it will abolish the Kafala system—an oppressive labour sponsorship program for workers primarily in construction and domestic work. Many of the workers building stadiums for Qatar’s hosting of the 2022 World Cup were employed through this system. Global labour leaders and rights advocates have the following response:
“UNI Global Union and the World Players Association welcome moves by the Qatari government to dismantle the Kafala system and end modern slavery,” UNI Global Union General Secretary Philip Jennings said today.
Casino workers and trade unionists from all over the world met in Palma this week for the UNI Gaming global meeting to discuss the challenges facing an oft-maligned sector.
UNI Global Union has added its voice to worldwide outrage at the systematic tax evasion of wealthy companies and individuals
UNI GS says we are in danger of being sucked into digital machine like latter-day Charlie Chaplins from Modern Times
The adopted report will ensure that when consumers order goods from another EU country they must have detailed information on prices being charged to them and the choices available, such as different delivery companies or refusing to accept a parcel being left outside unattended when you are not at home. Consumers would also get information about complaints processes available to them.