Category Archives: Current Issues

HSBC Global Trade Union Alliance Launched

UNI global union affiliates working in HSBC met in Esher, UK, on 11 and 12 February 2016, at the same time as the Bank was announcing its U-turn on plans to freeze pay. Unions and staff across the world had reacted with outrage to the badly

International Women’s Day 2015 Theme: MAKE IT HAPPEN

All around the world, International Women’s Day represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality. Make It Happen is the 2015 theme for our global hub, encouraging effective action for advancing and recognising women. Each year International Women’s

Globalisation and OSH: the way we work is changing

The effects of globalisation can be witnessed in so many aspects of our lives, including occupational safety and health (OSH). Firms are facing increasing pressure to remain competitive and, although implementing organisational changes may be necessary, they may result in new risks to workers’ well-being.

President Launches National Trade Union Forum

National Trade Union Forum was launched last week by President Marie- Louise Coleiro Preca. A total of 22 unions, including the Malta Union of Bank Employees – MUBE,  the Office of the President and the Centre for Labour Studies signed the terms of reference. The forum will

The 2014-15 Healthy Workplaces Campaign ‘Manage Stress’

The 2014-15 Healthy Workplaces Campaign ‘Manage Stress’ was officially launched last week with a press conference in Brussels. The campaign wants to draw attention to the importance of tackling stress in the workplace. Using 25 different languages to reach workers, employers and their representatives across

It’s time to switch off! Saturday 29th March 2014

Earth Hour is a global WWF (formerly known as World Wildlife Fund) climate change initiative. It is an event that aims to create awareness of people taking responsibility towards a sustainable future by turning the lights off. Millions of people turn off their lights for

Equal Pay Day: Gender Pay Gap stagnates at 16.4% across Europe

On 28 February 2014, the European Commission marked the fourth European Equal Pay Day. A press release showing the last gender pay gap figures in the EU and the Member States was issued and can be viewed here A new brochure ‘Tackling the gender pay gap in


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