Brussels, 14 October 2015
EPSU’s Working Group “Social Services” on 23 September 2015 was attended by 44 colleagues from 14 countries and from 30 affiliates and four guest speakers.
It was built around four topics:
1) child care (services),
2) long-term/elderly care and personal and household services,
3) ethical recruitment and fair employment conditions for migrant health and social care workers and
4) the framework and thematic priorities for a future cooperation of EPSU with (...)
(6 October 2015 - EPSU Statement) EPSU commissioned a briefing on the social and economic benefits of investing into good quality childcare and early years education to the Labour Research Department (LRD). The briefing gives an overview over cost-benefit studies that demonstrate the social and economic (short and long term) benefits from such investment. In principle, those studies demonstrate that the return on investment is up to three or four times higher than the actual initial (...)
23 September 2015, Brussels
(12 March 2015)
Child care In the WG SS, Yves Hellendorff from CNE, Belgium, presented an initiative that caused their membership in the sector to rise with 19 % in 2014 by starting a joint campaign with the employers explaining social dialogue and offering workers the possibilities of further training. The initiative has especially addressed young unemployed people and elderly awaiting their pension.
EPSU is preparing a briefing on trade union successes in organisation and recruitment, (...)
25 February 2015, Brussels
Joint EPSU - ETUI Course
27-29 January 2015, Zagreb
The Education Department of the European Trade Union Institute will organise a joint course with the European Federation of Public Service Unions Recruiting and organising in social services in South East Europe which will be held from 27 to 29 January 2015 in Zagreb, Croatia. Aims
To identify best ways to communicate with members and potential members
To exchange practices on campaigning and recruitment/retaining techniques
(23 October 2014) More than 50 representatives from 22 European countries attended the EPSU working group on Social Services on October 8th. EPSU, the most representative European organisation in that sector, is working hard on social services to improve the conditions and quality of work in that sector.
This growing sector lacks regulation and EPSU trade unions are increasing their cooperation to ensure that international solidarity has a real meaning for trade union members and workers (...)
22 January 2014, Luxembourg
24 and 25 September 2013, Sofia