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Jennings to RTS: Uber exploits the most vulnerable workers

UNI Global Union General Secretary Philip Jennings told Swiss radio that digital work platforms such as Uber are exploiting vulnerable workers. Uber, now the world’s largest taxi company, refuses to recognise its drivers as employees to avoid providing benefits such as social security contributions. However, a new study commissioned by UNI’s Swiss affiliate UNIA concluded…

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UNI Global Union offers solidarity to victims of Italian earthquake

In the aftermath of a 6.2 earthquake in central Italy which has seen the loss of at least 247 lives, UNI Global Union expressed its solidarity with the Italian people. UNI Global Union General Secretary Philip Jennings said, “In this sad and painful moment, all our thoughts are with the people affected by this disaster.”…

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Hollywood unions shape new world of work in entertainment industry

As the new bargaining round looms in the USA entertainment industry, Philip Jennings, General Secretary of UNI Global Union and Johannes Studinger, Head of UNI Media and Entertainment Global Union met with the Hollywood based guilds, the Directors Guild of America (DGA) and the Writers Guild of America-West (WGA-W) as well as with the IASTE…

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Jennings Lifts 8,000-Strong NALC Convention

Philip Jennings, the UNI Global Union General Secretary, brought the 8,000 delegates of the 70th biennial convention of the National Association of Letter Carriers to their feet with his message yesterday in Los Angeles: It’s time for a postal comeback. Jennings applauded the NALC for its tenacious defense of the USPS, universal postal services, and…

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