(13 January 2017) The result of the negotiations between the European Union and the UK will impact on people first and foremost.
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 main discussion centered around pay. Many workers, including public service workers have not seen decent pay increases over many years.
The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) has elected Katja Lehto-Komulainen as its Deputy General Secretary
Thousands of union members have been dismissed or suspended from their jobs in the purge that followed the failed Turkish coup of 15 July 2016, said the representative of the public sector confederation KESK
(9 November 2016) EPSU Executive Committee says 'CETA is not good enough - European Parliament should not give its consent'.
(8 November 2016) EPSU is delighted to announce that Isolde Kunkel-Weber was elected President of the European Public Services Union (EPSU), this morning.
Future of Europe, CETA, self-employed and Pay Rise Campaign dominate discussions in ETUC Executive Committee
(3 November 2016) The European Union is confronted with several challenges and Member States do not find adequate answers. It leads to a sense of crisis of the European institutions.
(12 September 2016) A large group of European organisations sent a message to Europe’s government leaders meeting in the European Council 16 September.
(3 June 2016) We need public procurement that protects workers, said one of the delegates at the Kommunal 2016 Congress.