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EPSU is the European Federation of Public Service Unions. It is the largest federation of the ETUC and comprises 8 million public service workers from over 265 trade unions; EPSU organises workers in the energy, water and waste sectors, health and social services and local and national administration, in all European countries including in the EU’s Eastern Neighborhood. EPSU is the recognized regional organization of Public Services International (PSI).

- President: Annelie Nordström, Kommunal Sweden
- Vice-Presidents: Dave Prentis, UNISON, UK - Françoise Geng, CGT Santé Action Sociale France - Isolde Kunkel-Weber, Ver.di, Germany and Mikhail Kuzmenko, HWURF, Russia.
- EPSU General Secretary: Jan Willem Goudriaan

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Plane crash in Ukraine

(18 July 2014) EPSU and PSI send their condolences to all those affected by the tragic loss of life resulting from the downing of flight MH17. It is with great sadness that we heard the news of the accident with the Malaysian airlines/KLM plane which was probably shot down, and in which so many people died. An independent investigation will have to clarify what were the exact circumstances of this tragic event. Our thoughts are with the family, friends and colleagues of the (...)

Celebrate public services day! Change course, promote public services!

(23 June 2014) We celebrate International Public Services Day. Public services fulfil a key task in our societies, creating greater equality and making our societies fairer. They are something to celebrate. However, in recent times, and specially since the financial and economic crisis, those that caused the crisis are trying to downgrade them to profit at the expense of our societies. For the European Federation of Public Service Unions, EPSU, celebrating public services means fighting (...)

Floods in the Balkan countries - appeal for assistance

Severe flooding has affected many hundred thousands of citizens and caused grave damage in several Balkan countries such as Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia. The 9th EPSU Congress heard evidence of the trade union representatives, see our video here It also sent a message of sympathy and solidarity to the unions. Congress agreed to call on affiliated unions to provide assistance allowing the unions to support their members and continue the union work. As several countries and unions (...)

Speech given by Bernadette Ségol at EPSU Congress (French only)

Discours de Bernadette Ségol, Secrétaire générale de la Confédération européenne des syndicats (CES) [Le texte prononcé fait foi] Chère Anne-Marie, chère présidente, chère Carola, Chers et chères camarades, Je suis heureuse d’être parmi vous aujourd’hui dans une ville que je connais bien, dans laquelle j’ai passé cinq années de ma vie. Je suis née dans cette région à Cahors, à 120 kilomètres d’ici. Les événements en Ukraine et la guerre dans l’ancienne Yougoslavie doivent nous remettre les choses en (...)

EPSU starts its 9th Congress on 20-23 May in Toulouse

(20 May 2014, Toulouse) The European Federation of Public Service Unions, the largest European trade union federation of the ETUC, is holding its ninth Congress in Toulouse, France from May 20 until May 23.

EPSU’s Congress today expresses its solidarity to all those suffering from the floods in central Europe

(Toulouse, 20 May 2014) EPSU’s Congress today expresses its solidarity to all those suffering from the worst floods in some 120 years in central Europe. Congress brings together hundreds of trade unionists fighting for quality public services as essential element of social Europe, the disaster reminds us of the importance of these services. As Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia and other countries struggle to cope with the dramatic effects of the flooding, including loss of life and substantial (...)

Turkish coal mine disaster in Soma - government to address health and safety

(15 May 2014) The explosion and fires in the mine accident killed more than 282 workers, 13 May 2014. Several miners are trapped. The precise number is unknown but believed to be 120 or more. Rescue teams and emergency services are trying to reach them and have suffered injuries as well. EPSU Deputy General Secretary Jan Willem Goudriaan stated: "Our hearts and minds are with the family, friends and colleagues of the miners that died in this tragic accident. Their loss is unbearable. We (...)

Mensaje de solidaridad

Bruselas, el 25 de Julio de 2013 Estimados / Estimadas colegas: Es con profunda conmoción que hemos aprendido del desastre terrible del tren que ha ocurrido fuera de Santiago de Compostela. Nuestros pensamientos están con las familias de las víctimas de este desastre que han perdido la vida o han sido gravemente herido. Nos gustaría expresar nuestra solidaridad especialmente con el personal de emergencia, los bomberos y los equipos médicos que están haciendo todo lo posible para salvar a la (...)

Message de Solidaritée

Bruxelles le 15 juillet 2013 Chères / chers Camarades Nous avons ressentis une émotion profonde a l’annonce du déraillement du train en gare de Brétigny-sur-Orge. Nos pensées vont d’abord aux familles des victimes de ce désastre, qui ont perdu la vie ou bien ont été gravement blessées. Notre solidarité s’adresse également aux habitants de la commune de Brétigny-sur-Orge pour lesquels ce terrible accident est aussi une expérience particulièrement traumatisante. Nous voulons remercier avant tout les (...)

EPSU moves to new offices

We will move into our new office premises from 12 to 16 November. Our services will not be operational and the office will be closed during this period. We ask for your understanding for any inconvenience caused. Please note our new address, valid from 12 November 2012 : European Federation of Public Service Unions
Rue Joseph II, 40 - Box 5
1000 Brussels

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