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Joint EPSU - CEMR Press Release: High level Conference ‘A new start for social dialogue’ 4 March 2015

“Trusting and involving social partners: a win-win solution to build a social dialogue adapted to the challenges” (Brussels, 4 March 2015) The 5 March High-Level Summit 2015 is expected to be a new step for the European social dialogue with the organisation of the High level conference ‘A new start for social dialogue’, hosted by the European Commission. CEMR and EPSU, as the most representative organisations for Local and Regional Governments as employers and for their workers’ trade unions, (...)

Joint Social Partner Statement Local and Regional Government – High-level Summit on Social Dialogue

The Social Partners CEMR and EPSU discussed their input to the High-Social Summit on 5th of March 2015 at their meeting on 24th of February 2015 and call all stakeholders to reflect on the following: Role of the Sectoral SDC on LRG as legitimate and reliable intermediary between LRG and the European institutions in all the areas that have an impact on employers and employees in local and regional governments; Necessary involvement in the social dialogue developments, in the legislative (...)

EPSU Work Programme Standing Committee "Health and Social Services" 2015-2016

Implementing EPSU Congress Resolution 11

EPSU Thematic Priorities Social Services 2015-2016

Implementing EPSU Congress Resolution 8

MEPs must protect public from EU-US trade deal threat

(3 March 2015) As the European Parliament drafts its opinion on the controversial TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) talks, 375 civil society organisations from across Europe have called on EU decision-makers to protect citizens, workers, and the environment from the threats it poses. In an open letter sent to MEPs today (see below) groups - including trade unions, consumer, environmental, and civil rights organisations - from 25 countries, warn that TTIP could constrain (...)

EPSU update on EU trade negotiations and public services - March 2015

(3 march 2015) Please find below an update (March 2015) on trade developments. The most important issue at the moment is the preparation in the European Parliament (EP) trade Committee (INTA) of a draft resolution on TTIP. Bernd Lange (S&D) is responsible for this. The EP resolution on TTIP will be an important indicator of the EP’s position on TTIP (and by extension also on CETA and TiSA). We ask you to contact your national MEPs on the INTA Committee to say that you support a strong (...)

EPSU confirmed as most representative trade union organization for local and regional governments sectoral social dialogue

(3 March 2015) At European level, the European Commission established a Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for local and regional governments in 2004. According to the results of the study EPSU and CEMR are the most important EU-wide representatives of the sector’s employers and employees. The data collected for this study show that both European social partners currently involved in sectoral social dialogue affiliate the majority of national organisations which have a role in industrial (...)

2015 February epsucob@NEWS 02

EPSU Newsletter 2 March 2015

European economic conference on the alternatives

(2 March 2015) Europe’s dilemma: austerity revisited or a new path for sustainable growth is the title of the upcoming event by the ETUI (European Trade Union Institute) regarding the possible economic alternatives to austerity. The election of the Greek government has proven that European citizens have said enough to austerity - the conference will discuss the alternatives proposed by new political forces emerging. The event takes place on March 20. For (...)

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