Jun. 08, 2017 (June 2017) The three main confederations have expressed their concern over some of the elements of the new government's proposals for reforming labour law. The details won't be published until the end of June but already the unions have raised issues with plans to rebalance collective bargaiing towards the company level, reform workplace representation and reduce compensation for redundancy. They argue that they see little in the proposals to benefit workers and remain unconvinced that reducing employment protection will boost job creation. A process of consultation is planned for the summer period but the government aims to have the legislation place by September.
May. 30, 2017
On 16 and 17 May Ukrainian trade unions, ILO, ITUC, PERC and EPSU organised a workshop to exchange information on the health care reforms recently implemented or planned in Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova.
May. 26, 2017 (May 2017) The revised labour code has been a major issue of debate in Lithuania for the last three years. The ETUI research organisation has just published a an update on this and other labour market, industral relations and pensions developments in the country. This is part of the ETUI's Reform Watch website covering all EU Member States.
May. 25, 2017 (May 2017) Public service trade unions have had a series of meetings with the new minister of public accounts, Gérald Darminin, with some already unhappy that his remit is not broad responsibility for the public services. The unions have a number of major concerns including the need for a pay rise, particularly for the lowest paid occupations and rejection of the plans to cut 120000 civil service posts. Pensions and other working conditions were also raised in the meetings with the minister indicating that joint meetings with the unions would take place later in the year.
May. 11, 2017
Launch of EPSU-CEMR Video - Digitalisation seen through the eyes of citizens is a great improvement in their relationship with local and regional governments
Apr. 28, 2017
Joint Statement - Health has social, environmental and behaviour determinants. We need to address public health with ambition: prevent deterioration of health and avoidable deaths, invest in health promotion and prevention.
Apr. 20, 2017
Joint EPSU-HOSPEEM Project “Promoting effective recruitment and retention policies for health workers in the EU by ensuring access to CPD and healthy and safe workplaces supportive of patient safety and quality care” (01.02.2017-31.01.2019)
Mar. 28, 2017
Social services like childcare, elderly care and services for people with disabilities, have been one of the biggest job creators since the crisis.
Mar. 15, 2017
European Social Partners for central government discussed a new guide on psychosocial risks (PSR) at a major conference in Berlin on 14-15 March, as part of a broader EC-funded health and safety project.
Mar. 10, 2017
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.