Contact centre workers launch new Albanian labour union

18 February 2019 -- tom.myers.478
  • The union represents the 30,000-worker contact centre sector—one of the fastest growing segments of the Albanian economy
  • The workers, who provide customer service for companies like Amazon, Apple, and Lottomatica in the Italian market, were joined by Italian telecoms unions at the launch
  • This breakthrough in Albania is the latest sign of a trade union resurgence in Central Europe

UNICARE building bridges in rapidly expanding care sector

14 February 2019 -- tom.myers.478

UNICARE is building bridges in a thriving and rapidly transforming sector. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), there will be almost 120 million new jobs created in the care sector. At the UNICARE World Conference in Rome, representatives of the WHO, the Catholic Church and Age Platform Europe reiterated their eagerness to continue coordinating with UNICARE and other social partners.


CALL FOR TENDER: WEC-Europe/UNI-Europa are launching their new joint research project “Social Innovation in the temporary agency work industry“

1 February 2019 -- Natalie.Morel

In 2019/2020 and as part of their EU Sectoral Social Dialogue Work Programme 2019/2020, the World Employment Confederation-Europe and UNI-Europa, the EU sectoral social partners for temporary agency work, will conduct a joint project on “Social Innovation in the temporary agency work industry” with the financial support of the European Commission/DG Employment.

For this project, the social partners are today launching a call for tender to contract an external research partner to support the implementation of the project.



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