Joint press statement of the ETUC (European Trade union Confederation), EPSU (European Federation of Public Services Unions), Ver.di (Vereinte Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft), ICTU (Irish Congress of Trade Unions).
Attacking Public Sector wages: The wrong thing to do at the wrong moment
Brussels, 4 March 2009
European trade unions are stunned to observe the president of the European Central Bank (ECB) attacking public sector wages once again. The independent ECB is providing political (...)
The CELSIG is organising a Seminar in Brussels on 13th November 2008 at the Committee of the Regions :
Services of General Interest : Challenges of the European elections of June 2009
Please find attached the draft programme with the registration form.
Registration is necessary to enter the Committee of the Regions
Le CELSIG organise un séminaire à Bruxelles le 13 novembre 2008 au Comité des Régions :
Les Services d’Intérêt Général : enjeux des élections européennes de juin 2009
The UN General Assembly on 20 December 2002, designated 23 June as Public Service Day. It encourages member states to organise special events on that day to highlight the vital contribution of public administration workers around the world. This day is of course particularly important for EPSU, PSI and our affiliates.
EPSU General Secretary, Carola Fischbach-Pyttel stated that; “the recent No vote on the Lisbon treaty should be a wake up call for EU leaders - actions, not words are what (...)
An alternative to the market
The social, political and economic role of public services in Europe
ETUI-REHS, EPSU, SALTSA
Brussels, November 19-20, 2007
The minutes, background information, workshop papers and some of the plenary presentations made during the two days are available on http://www.etui-rehs.org/research/Events
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(Brussels, 09/11/2007) The mayors of ten European capital cities have signed a declaration in support of “high-quality public services, accessible to all”, on the initiative of Freddy Thielemans, Mayor of the City of Brussels and John Monks, General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC). On the eve of the publication of the European Commission’s new strategy for the internal market, the mayors of ten major capitals together with the European trade union movement state (...)
(9 November, 2007, Brussels) The debate to define public services at EU level has shot to the top of the EU agenda. The European Commission has been exposed in an attempt to use the new EU Reform Treaty to shut down 10 years of debate on the definition of public services. In a strongly worded letter to the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, the President of the Socialists’ Group in the European Parliament (PSE) Martin Schulz, has condemned the Commissions actions as (...)
1) Introduction: The aim of the Conference was to take stock of the EPSU campaign for a legal framework
for public services, agreed by the EPSU Executive Committee in November 2006 and to
reflect on the next steps. Some 40 participants from 23 countries took part in the
Conference (see annex). Anne-Marie Perret, EPSU President and Carola Fischbach-Pyttel
General Secretary, chaired the discussions (...)
Please find attached a call from the ETUC to affiliated organisations to collect signatures for the public services petition www.petitionpublicservice.eu during the May Day celebrations. May Day is traditionally a day of solidarity and a day of celebration for the trade union movement. This makes it the perfect occasion to present our case for quality public services for all. We are urging you to turn May Day 2007 into a massive, Europe wide, drive for quality public services.