Negotiating the best deal at every level
Collective bargaining is a core activity of trade unions. EPSU’s affiliates negotiate with employers at workplace, sector and national levels to deliver better pay and conditions for public service workers. EPSU has two main tasks; firstly to contribute to the improvement of pay and working conditions for all public service workers in Europe, and secondly to act as a European information point so that EPSU affiliates are aware of trends in public service negotiations. Read epsucob@NEWS for regular updates on developments across Europe.
EPSU General Secretary Jan Willem Goudriaan notes the fact that employers, at the Tripartite Summit which took place in Brussels on the 8th of March, indicated the need to abandon the austerity measures which have been both damaging and unpopular throughout the European Union.
Speaking at a debate organised by the EESC’s Workers Group, marking the publication of the 17th edition of ‘Social policy in the European Union: state of play’, the General Director of the ETUI Philippe Pochet said that this new edition confirmed that Europe was beset by a series of crisis’ in 2015
Equality, organizing, PSI congress and social rights discussed in North East European constituency in Yerevan
The discussions with the representatives of the Armenian ministry of social affairs and social protection became very animated when the issue of the right to strike was considered.