EPSU fully supports the lobby transparency coalition position that ‘the European Parliament (EP) must do much more to improve lobby transparency’. A 100 civil society organisations have written an open letter to MEPs asking the EP to do more to improve lobby transparency.
(Press Release) ‘I am proud that many of our affiliates support, defend and organise undocumented migrants, as they fight for access to public services, such as health and education’, said EPSU General Secretary, Jan Willem Goudriaan.
The state of trade union rights in Turkey, recent protests in Belarus and attacks on unions in other countries were discussed with Anton Leppik at the last EPSU Executive Committee.
This year’s World Water Day was special. For the first time we celebrated the fact that an European Union Member State, Slovenia, has enshrined the human right to water and sanitation in its constitution. And if Slovenia can do it, then surely all Member States can do it.
We celebrated International Women’s Day #IWD 8 March. For over a century the workers’ movement has campaigned to fight against discrimination between men and women and for gender equality. We have achieved a lot. But the pay gap remains. In the EU it is over 17%.
epsucob@NEWS is EPSU’s newsletter covering developments in collective bargaining and pay and conditions in the public services across Europe. As well as general editions, EPSU also produces some special issues focusing on key topics such as minimum wages, trade union rights, pensions and economic governance. Further special issues are planned for the future. Please send us short updates on collective bargaining in your country so that we can improve the coverage of the newsletter. You can send them to email@example.com.
Pay deal in public service companies
Main municipal and welfare agreement extended
Union calls for minimum staffing levels
Union welcomes new collective agreement in healthcare
Public service unions highlight loss in purchasing power
Shorter weekly hours experiment in public services
Health union in protest to support negotiations
Unions sign landmark deal to tackle precarious employment
Union movement attacks IMF stance on Greece
Negotiating successes for ver.di in health and social care