Opportunities for motivated stagiaires in EPSU

Plane crash in Ukraine

EPSU and PSI send their condolences to all those affected by the tragic loss of life resulting from the downing of flight MH17. It is with great sadness that we heard the news of the accident with the Malaysian airlines/KLM plane which was probably shot down, and in which so many people died. An independent investigation will have to clarify what were the exact circumstances of this tragic event. Our thoughts are with the family, friends and colleagues of the (...)

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European Parliament’s Youth resolution is a step, not a solution

(18 July 2014 - European Trade Union Federations Joint Press Release) The six sectoral European Trade Union Federations (ETUFs), uniting over 30 million workers and organisers through the “Enough of their crisis – back to our future” campaign, appreciate the fact that the newly elected European Parliament has dedicated itself to addressing youth employment as a matter of utmost urgency. The European Parliament sent a welcome, yet smokeless signal by adopting a resolution on Youth Employment (...)

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Israel/Palestine: An immediate long-lasting ceasefire and return to negotiations

EPSU and PSI echo the call of the UN Security Council as the number of killed civilians grows. EPSU and PSI call on the Israeli government and Palestinian parties in Gaza to immediately cease fire and prevent further escalation of the conflict which has already killed 1 Israeli and 200 Palestinians (at 16 July) including women and children and lead to numerous people being injured, homes being demolished and many fleeing to escape the violence. The rocket attacks of Hamas and bombs of (...)

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Coordinated Structural Reform is the new mantra at macro-economic social dialogue meeting at political level

(14 July 2014) "We need structural reform" was the message of all speakers but the ETUC in the macro-economic dialogue meeting at political level. The meeting was organised by the Italian Minister for Economy and FInance Pier Carlo Padoan. He presented the Italian governments priorities focused on completing the internal market, structural reform and investment as the best way to create economic growth and jobs. The employers underlined that for them structural reform is needed not just (...)

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EPSU joins call to fight for a decent maternity leave

(11 July 2014, Brussels) The proposal to strengthen maternity leave and the rights of women who have recently given birth and/or are breastfeeding, commonly referred to as the Maternity Leave or Pregnant Workers’ Directive is being withdrawn by the European Commission and Council as part of the so-call ’REFIT’ agenda. European Trade Unions, through the ETUC, together with EPSU and women’s organisations under the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) make an appeal to the European Parliament to oppose (...)

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