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)
Close to a hundred public service union leaders came together to discuss the priorities of EPSU until Congress.
(13 January 2017) The result of the negotiations between the European Union and the UK will impact on people first and foremost.
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