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National and European Administration

The president of the EPSU standing Committee for National and European Administration is Britta Lejon.

Nadja Salson is the EPSU policy officer.

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What are the main issues for EPSU?

The national and European administration sector – civil and public servants largely located in the government ministries, agencies, and EU institutions– is hugely sensitive. This is a sector subject to many reforms, often driven solely by financial considerations, from decentralisation, through alignment of working conditions and status to the private sector, to privatisation of some core functions and services. Trade union rights are often more restricted than in other sectors.

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Government affiliates elect chair and discuss information and consultation

(9 October 2014) On 1 October, the EPSU NEA Committee, representing workers in central government and EU administration, elected Britta Lejon, ST Sweden as new President, as well as two vice-presidents Stélios Tsiakkaros, Interco-CFDT France and Marco Ouwehand, FNV-Abvakabo, Netherlands. The meeting took stock of the progress made with EUPAE, the employers’ platform, towards establishing EU standards on workers’ rights to information and consultation in line with the EPSU NEA Congress (...)

42nd meeting of the Standing Committee on National and European Administration

1st October 2014 Brussels, ITUH, Room B - 09:00 - 17:00 (Letter being translated) This is to invite you to the 42nd meeting of the Standing Committee on National and European Administration. The meeting will take place in Brussels at the ITUH, boulevard du Roi Albert II, 5 – 1210 Brussels on 1 October 2014. It will start at 09:00 SHARP and end at 17h00 at the latest. An area map is enclosed for information. Interpretation has been requested to and from French, English, German, Italian, (...)

Defending social dialogue, pay and conditions for ECB employees

(19 September 2014) EPSU signed an agreement to extend information and consultation rights to workers employed in the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) with European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi, 17 September 2014. The SSM will execute the specific tasks of the ECB concerning policies relating to the supervision of credit institutions. The SSM brings together workers of the ECB and the national authorities of Member States who will work in integrated structures, in particular (...)

Italian Prime Minister Renzi urged to secure Tax on Financial Transactions

(Brussels 7 July 2014 - EPSU Press Communication) As Italy takes over the EU presidency, a letter signed by NGOs and trade union urges Prime Minister Matteo Renzi to secure agreement on the EU draft directive for a tax on financial transactions (FTT) . “Mr Renzi has pledged to push for growth and jobs over austerity and bring back much needed social cohesion in Europe. An FTT is central to this agenda. The tax will curb speculation, make the financial sector pay for the social and (...)

EC proposals to lift VAT exemptions for public services belong to dustbin of bad ideas

Press Communication – 5 May 2014 In a public consultation that closed 25 April last, the Commission proposes to lift VAT exemptions for the public sector or services/activities of the general interest. Those exemptions from the EC VAT regime were designed to respond to the specific social, economic and redistributive objectives of public services, social security schemes and other general interest activities. They allow public authorities to provide those services on a not-for-profit (...)

New EU Platform to fight undeclared work: progress or fig leaf?

(Press Communication - 10 April 2014) Following a consultation of social partners, the European Commission launched on 9 April a Platform to coordinate national actions and related EU bodies to prevent and deter undeclared work. It will bring together labour law and social security authorities, social partners, and the ILO. The Commission seeks to step up a coordinated fight against undeclared work that leaves workers with no rights and protection, undermines funding of social security, (...)

Unions sound alarm over functioning of European System of Central Banks and ECB staffing: dangers for the Euro

(13 March 2014) The crucial and critical role of the European financial system on which hundreds of millions of workers, their families, communities and thousands and thousands of businesses, small and large depend is put in danger by staffing, employment and outsourcing policies that seek to squeeze workers in the national central banks and European Central Bank. The ECB makes excessive use of short-term contracts, consultancies, temporary agencies as well as three year contract workers (...)

41st meeting of the Standing Committee on National and European Administration

4 February 2014 Jean Monnet Building (room M2), Plateau du Kirchberg, Luxembourg This is to invite you to the 41st meeting of the Standing Committee on National and European Administration. The meeting will take place in Luxembourg, Jean Monnet Building (room M2), Plateau du Kirchberg on 10 October 1013. It will start at 09:00 SHARP and end at 16:30 at the latest. An area map is enclosed for information. Interpretation has been requested to and from French, English, German, Italian, (...)

40th meeting of the Standing Committee on Natinal and European Administration

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 Dear Colleagues, As announced in the invitations to the Standing Committee NEA and LRG meetings sent earlier this month, we herewith invite you to a Joint Meeting NEA/LRG on “TAX JUSTICE”. The meeting will take place in Luxembourg, Jean Monnet Building (room M4), Plateau du Kirchberg on 9 October 1013. It will start at 09:00 and end at 16:30 at the latest. A (...)

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