Credit Suisse workers need a rescue package
The employees of Credit Suisse, as well as those of UBS, are facing major uncertainty following the Swiss government’s brokered deal for a takeover by UBS. The Swiss Bank Employees Association (SBEA), an affiliate of UNI Global Union, is in contact with the leadership of both companies and the Swiss government. SBEA is calling for
UNI’s Japanese affiliates lead historic push for higher wages
UNI Global Union’s trade union affiliates in Japan are surprising domestic analysts and observers with higher than-predicted demands for wage increases, ahead of Japan’s new financial year in April. The unions are making waves this year as they have traditionally opted to bargain for modest wage demands during the traditional annual wage negotiations every February
Czech union wins collective agreement with country’s largest private care home provider
With support from UNI Global Union, care home workers in Czechia have signed the first ever company-wide collective agreement with Alzheimer Home, the country’s largest for-profit nursing home provider. Trade union, ALICE, which represents social services workers as part of UNI’s Czech affiliate, UZO, signed the two-year collective bargaining agreement with the company in Prague
In a world where influence and wealth are increasingly concentrated in the hands of a few, UNI Global Union builds union power to improve workers’ lives everywhere. As a global union federation with affiliates in 150 countries, we use our collective strength to expand collective bargaining, advance social and economic justice, hold corporations accountable and transform an unfair global economy.
UNI has negotiated over 50 global agreements and protocols that have secured the rights of tens-of-millions-of workers worldwide. These agreements are vital tools to level the playing field between workers and multinational corporations, and they create frameworks for workers to organize and negotiate free from fear and intimidation. Many also establish global rights on issues like gender equality and workplace safety.
UNI is a founder of the landmark International Accord, and we have been instrumental in implementing and enforcing this legally binding agreement. Our participation has helped make work safer for over two million garment workers producing items for over 160 brands in Bangladesh, with plans to expand into other countries.
A global voice of service workers at international bodies like the ILO and the OECD, UNI also partners with a diverse array of organizations to organize for fairer, greener economies and more robust democracies.
UNI has negotiated over 50 global agreements and protocols with multinational companies and other bodies to secure and support workers’ rights throughout their operations. While all of these agreements establish and reinforce the right to organize and collectively bargain without fear or intimidation, many have been expanded to cover additional issues, such as discrimination, gender-based violence, occupational health & safety and remote work.More
Our mission is to build power and lift standards for working people through strong unions and effective collective bargaining. We can only achieve democracy at the workplace and beyond when workers shift the balance of power.
We are united for a sustainable and inclusive global economy, for democracy built upon a foundation of social and economic justice and for decent work for all.More