The declaration is a first step towards the setting of an informal global graphical social dialogue
The French Digital Minister Cedric O and the Dutch Secretary of State for Digital Affairs Mona Keijzer have just issued a joint position paper calling for European Union competition authorities to take "swift action" to curb the consolidation of market power by Big Tech corporations like Amazon--including potentially breaking the companies up.
In response, Oliver Roethig, Regional Secretary of UNI Europa, offered the following comment:
World Players Association sets guiding principles to support the recovery and rebuilding of the global sport industry
Thousands of workers at BNP Paribas bank in France are staging a one-day strike today, 13 October.
Trade unions at the bank, including UNI Global Union affiliates, CFDT, FO and CGT, are calling for industrial action, which is rare in the French finance sector.
Workers are protesting new measures from the French multinational that would alter working hours, reduce staff levels and lead to worker relocations, branch closures and losses over childcare and transport.
UNI affiliate union the United Steelworkers (USW) recently announced that the U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will begin prosecuting Google contractor HCL over unfair labour practices. In a complaint against the company, the NLRB outlines HCL's failure to bargain in good faith with the unions representing its employees, including failing to provide information needed for bargaining and unilaterally implementing changes to working conditions. The complaint also alleges that this campaign violated employees' rights to be free of intimidation and coercion.
The Council of Global Unions (CGU) is launching new website for LGBTI workers on International Coming Out Day on Sunday 11 October.
The website will share the work of global unions, including UNI Global Union, in defending and promoting LGBTI rights around the world. It is also a place for affiliated unions to share their own work in protecting and empowering LGBTI workers at the national level.
This World Post Day, UNI Global Union has released a new guide for postal unions: “The Role of Unions in a Crisis: Lessons Learned from #COVID-19.”
The guide, produced by UNI Post&Logistics, highlights cases of best practice during the COVID-19 pandemic and identifies ways unions can maintain USPs’ crucial role in society and secure postal workers’ jobs.
This World Post Day on Friday 9 October, UNI Global Union will be paying a virtual tribute to postal workers who have been keeping us connected during the pandemic.
The online event organized by UNI Post & Logistics, will bring together union leaders from all corners of the globe to discuss post as an essential service and the role unions in times of crisis. It will be broadcast on Zoom and streamed live on Facebook from 2 to 4pm CEST.
Photo: Belarusian basketball player, Yelena Leuchanka, has been been stentenced to 15 days in detention after protesting against the government (Credit: Yelena Leuchanka)
Arrests, threats and dismissals amount to ongoing violations of the Olympic Charter by Belarusian President, who also heads the National Olympic Committee, along with his son