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Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee in Local and Regional Government

In January 2004 a Sectoral Social dialogue Committee for Local and Regional government was set up between EPSU and the Employers Platform of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR-EP). The chair of the committee alternates every two years between EPSU and CEMR.

The Committee is now working on its forth work programme covering the period 2011-2013, agreed in the plenary meeting of December 2010. The work programme identifies the following priorities:

- Represent employers and trade unions in the local and regional government sector in a social dialogue as intended in the Treaties, have discussions and make joint agreements on issues of common interest; AND
- Strengthen the European social dialogue in the local and regional government sector consistent with the recognition of the general principle of local and regional autonomy conferred by the Lisbon Treaty by:

  • organising activities to maintain and reinforce the social dialogue between employer and trade union organisations in local and regional government in the Member States and candidate countries,
  • promoting quality local and regional government public services based on values of social and environmental responsibility and accountability and exchange information on labour market issues and promote the interests and good practice in the local and regional government sector,
  • responding to consultations and other initiatives by the Commission, Parliament and Council ,being pro-active and influencing legislation and policy in the fields of employment, training, social protection, labour law, health and safety related issues,
  • developping and taking agreed positions on issues of policy at the European level for the purposes of dialogue with the European institutions.

Latest Statements and other documents agreed by the Committee include:

See also our meetings documents and minutes. and the Local Government key documents section



Social dialogue Local and Regional government working group meeting

12 February 2014 part form SD LRG 12 Feb hotel list in Brussels 2014 rules for refund by EU EN rules for refund by EU DE rules for refund by EU FR meeting documents

Endorsement of implementation report of multi-sectoral guidelines to tackle work-related third-party violence

(Brussels, 11 and 12 December 2013) In their Plenary Meetings of 11 and 12 December 2013, both the Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for the Hospital Sector and the Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for Local and Regional Government have adopted the report on the use and implementation of the guidelines including recommendations. On 16 July 2010, EPSU, UNI EUROPA, ETUCE, HOSPEEM, CEMR, EFEE, EUROCOMMERCE, COESS - representing the social partners of the commerce, private security, local (...)

Social dialogue Local and Regional government plenary meeting

Social dialogue Local and Regional government working group meeting

26 September 2013

Joint response by local and regional government social partners to the European Commission Open Consultation on a new “Occupational Safety and Health Policy Framework”

(09 September 2013) The social partners represented by EPSU and CEMR have submitted a joint response to the open consultation on a new “Occupational Safety and Health Policy Framework”. Both organizations consulted their affiliates and members on this consultation. They jointly state that in the public sector changes in public service delivery as e.g. outsourcing, service-provider splittings, public-private partnership models and public-public cooperations , the use of new technloogies (ICT, (...)

Social dialogue Local and Regional government working group

17 June 2013

Social dialogue Local and Regional government working group meeting

20 February 2013 - Brussels

EPSU/CEMR Local and Regional Government Social Dialogue plenary meeting

6 December 2012 Brussels Framework of actions - final text meeting documents

Future of the workplace: providing quality jobs, modern and sustainable workplaces in local and regional government

(November 2012) CEMR and EPSU won the leadership of the EU project “Future of the workplace: providing quality jobs, modern and sustainable workplaces in local and regional government” at the end of 2011. The project began in January 2012 and aimed at contributing to the creation and maintenance of quality public services via a sustainable workforce. Its main objective was to further explore future workplace needs, while developing the social dialogue between trade unions and trade (...)

The future of the workplace in local and regional government

EPSU / CEMR Final project joint conference, 15 October 2012 Prague >see Standing committee page

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