Social services like childcare, elderly care and services for people with disabilities, have been one of the biggest job creators since the crisis.
Mar. 28, 2017
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.
Mar. 01, 2017 (March 2017) A new report, produced jointly by the European Commission and the International Labour Organisation, shows that European countries with coordinated bargaining systems have managed to prevent the growth of inequalities on the labour market. At the same time the erosion of collective bargaining in other EU member states has led to more low-paid jobs or increasing inequality among the workforce. The report also looks at a range of other inequalities such as in working time, training etc.
Feb. 22, 2017
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.
Feb. 16, 2017
What does it take to make the union stronger ? Actively addressing workers’ issues, reputation and dedication of trade union shopstewards and union leadership and of course more members.
Jan. 26, 2017
Parliamentarians from all European countries expressed their concerns with regard to the “lower significance and changing role of trade unions” which “could further increase social and economic inequalities”
Dec. 19, 2016 (December 2016) To coincide with a meeting of the EU-Georgia Association Council, trade unions have raised a wide range of concerns on social issues. In particular, unions want to see a much higher minimum wage set by law and with proper enforcement mechanisms. The current minimum wage is extremely low with no real labour inspectorate to ensure implementation.
Dec. 19, 2016
The main discussion centered around pay. Many workers, including public service workers have not seen decent pay increases over many years.