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Mads Samsing, HK Kommunal, Denmark, is the President of the EPSU Standing Committee for local and regional government. Christine Jakob is the EPSU policy officer for the sector.

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What are the main issues for EPSU?

Local public services are, by definition, at the front line of public services. Users have direct experience of those who provide those services, be they fire-fighters, waste workers, community liaison personnel, or local administrators issuing documents and providing guidance. EPSU is committed to ensuring that quality services are provided to all users. We are committed to high quality and efficient public services based on a well-educated and skilled work force. Working conditions for local and regional government employees is a main plank of this commitment but only a part. EPSU is also pledged to the promotion of open, transparent public procurement that puts the aim of the vital services first. EPSU is convinced that assessing public procurement regimes, means assessing their environmental and social impact, as well as the cost.

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Local and Regional EPSU unions elect new chair and work plan

(9 October 2014) On Decent Work World Day the EPSU unions represented in the Local and Regional Government met in Brussels to elect a new Chair and the plans ahead. This EPSU Standing Committee elected Mads Samsing from HK Kommunal Denmark as new President for the period 2014-2019. He is replacing Anders Hammarbäck of VISION, Sweden. Two vice-Presidents were also elected. The meeting discussed the result of the elections and the upcoming work for the committee and the implications of EU (...)

43rd meeting of the Standing Committee on Local and Regional Government

7 October 2014 ITUH, Brussels, Room B You are herewith invited to the 43rd meeting of the Standing Committee on Local and Regional Government. It will take place on 7 October 2014 in Brussels, ITUH, room B. The meeting will start at 9h00 and will end at 17h00. An area map is enclosed for information. The meeting will be followed by a Social Services Working Group on 8 October in the same building for which a separate invitation will be sent. Interpretation for the Standing Committee has (...)

TRANSFER publishes EPSU article on local and regional government

(Brussels, 29 August 2014) In the Special Issue of Transfer (the European review of Labour and Research) on local and regional government, EPSU contributes with an article on the impact of economic governance on local and regional government in Europe.

Mobilisation over jobs and working conditions in non-profit sector in Belgium

(28 March 2014) Unions organising in the non-profit sector in French speaking community demonstrated in Brussels on 27 March to argue for further investment in the sector which includes many key health and social services. The unions, with the support of some employers, are concerned that the government doesn’t recognise the contribution that the sector makes not just in terms of vital services but also to the economy as a whole. The fact that the non-profit sector doesn’t clearly feature in (...)

Social Services Working Group

22 January 2014 Luxembourg, Plateau du Kirchberg, Jean Monnet Building, room M1 see social services section

42nd meeting of the Standing Committee on Local and Regional Government

21 January 2014 Luxembourg, Plateau du Kirchberg, Jean Monnet Building, room M1 You are herewith invited to the 42nd meeting of the Standing Committee on Local and Regional Government. It will take place on 21 January 2014 in Luxembourg, plateau du Kirchberg, Jean Monnet Building, room M1. The meeting will start at 9h00 and will end at 16h00. An area map is enclosed for information. The meeting will be followed by a joint meeting with the HSS Committee (Social Services Working group) on (...)

Joint NEA/LRG tax justice meeting

Tax Justice Joint meeting NEA/LRG Wednesday 9 October 2013 Luxembourg, Jean Monnet Building (room M4), Plateau du Kirchberg

41st meeting of the Standing Committee on Local and Regional Government

40th meeting of the Standing Committee on Local and Regional Government

Commitment to strengthening European sectoral social dialogue in Prague

Joint press release – 15 October 2012 Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) (15 October 2012) In today’s European social, economic and political crisis-ridden context, local and regional authorities as employers and trade unions have committed to strengthening the European sectoral social dialogue in the local and regional government sector. This commitment has been translated into a series of 12 recommendations that are (...)

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