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.
We will celebrate Public Services Day on the 23rd of June, when we all recognise and honour all those in public services who make such a valuable contribution to all of our lives.
Voters in the UK will elect a new government 8 June. We note that the Labour Party manifesto – supported by EPSU affiliates – promising increases in public investment and decent funding for public services, has changed the discourse of the election campaign.
EPSU's General Secretary, Jan Willem Goudriaan gained first-hand knowledge of the troubled situation in Turkey as a member of a European and global Trade Union delegation to Turkey.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Embassy and other international staff strike for better pay
Union calls for national action on childcare training
Progress with pay talks
Unions continue campaign for more funding
Widespread support for nurses' strike at Cancer Society
Court victory for privatised workers
Pay rise and pensions strike in childcare sector
Trade unions set out key concerns to new minister
Three federations mobilise over provincial and city funding
Union calls for urgent action on care workers' pay