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Working Group Social Services discusses investment in quality care and personal and household services

(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, (...)

Social Services Working Group

25 February 2015, Brussels

Recruiting and organising in social services in South East Europe (3 days)

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 To (...)

Resounding success of the EPSU social services working group

(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 (...)

Social Services Working Group

8 October 2014, Brussels

Social Services Working Group

22 January 2014, Luxembourg

ETUI/EPSU Training Seminar on Social Services

24 and 25 September 2013, Sofia

Social Services Working Group

13 March 2013, Brussels

Europe must invest in social care and services

13 March 2013, EPSU Statement - Promoting national social dialogue practices in social care and services Today, the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) organises an important meeting on social dialogue in social care and social services with the participation of more than 60 participants from 20 European countries. This meeting is intended to start off a more intensive and comprehensive cooperation at European level by the most representative organisation in this field (...)

EPSU warns against going for PPP contractual arrangements for social services, also with the Social Investment Package

Brussels, 30 January 2013 Business Europe, the European Private Sector Employers’ Organisation, has recently presented an initiative to promote models labelled “public-private-partnership (PPP) in social policy in the common interest”. Business Europe claims that this format of delivery of social policies and in particular social services would help pushing the “efficiency in the delivery of social services”, “cost effectiveness in public spending” and “access to quality and affordable social (...)

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