The European Institutions signed the EU Pillar of Social Rights at the EU Social Summit on 17 November 2017 in Gothenburg. The Pillar, which sets out the commitment of Member States and the European Union to develop a Social Europe
EPSU Executive: Internal Decision-Making
EPSU’s Executive Committee is responsible for determining policies in between Congresses and meets at least once per year. Representation of unions is on a country basis. It is led by EPSU’s President, Isolde Kunkel-Weber (Ver.di, Germany) and General Secretary, Jan Willem Goudriaan. The Vice-Presidents are Dave Prentis (UNISON UK), Françoise Geng (CGT Santé Action Sociale France), Mette Nord (Fagforbundet, Norway) and Mikhail Kuzmenko (HWURF, Russia).
Four Standing Committees focus the technical and vocational / sectoral work of EPSU:
- Health and Social Services (HSS)
- Local and Regional Government (LRG)
- National and European Administration (NEA)
- Public Utilities (UT)
The 30th Congress ended with a powerful commitment of public service union leaders from across the globe to work together to fight privatization, change neoliberalism and end the exploitation of workers, people and the environment.
We are fully behind the demands and actions, including strikes of the French public service unions for better pay and conditions and high quality public services stated the leadership of EPSU.
Europe’s union leaders came together to discuss the priorities for our trade union struggle for the next 2-3 years at the end of May in Rome.
Close to a hundred public service union leaders came together to discuss the priorities of EPSU until Congress.