UNI Europa Regional Conference opens in style
The UNI Europa Regional Conference has opened in Rome with close to a thousand trade unionists uniting with a promise to Change Europe Together.
The first day was a great success with the participants demonstrating their appetite for the theme
of Changing Europe Together in every speech from the podium, intervention from the floor and recorded message.
After a thrilling and beautiful opening ceremony organised by UNI Europa’s Italian affiliates it was down to business. Oliver Roethig, UNI Europa’s Regional Secretary, reminded us that trade unions were a vital part of ensuring a better life in Europe, for all citizens, “We will continue changing the future to the benefit of workers and their families. We are working for a better future for everyone, not only for the 1%. We will change Europe Together.”
UNI Europa also held a press conference on the seismic shifts in Europe’s digital economy which drove an enormous level of press coverage, see here . At the press conference, a new survey on Sweden’s gig economy was launched, backed by data from the UK, outlining the major challenges facing this ever-growing new workforce. Read the full story here.
The conference also saw the launch of the Central and Eastern European Organising Institute, designed to increase union membership, strengthen worker-employer relations and grow organising capacity in the region. Watch UNI Global Union’s Director of Organising Andy Snoddy explain why and how.