EPSU’s Firefighters Network met in Brussels today on this International Workers’ Memorial Day.
Health and Social Services
Health and Social Services (HSS) is a large and diverse sector that encompasses a wide range of services including hospitals, child care, community health services, social work and care homes for older and disabled people. EPSU represents health and social services workers across Europe, including nurses, health care assistants, midwives, doctors, elderly and child care workers, social workers, laboratory staff, hospital cleaners and medical secretaries. We organise in public, non-for-profit and private services.
EPSU is the recognised European social partner organisation for workers in the hospital and health care sector throughout the European Union.
Mathias Maucher is the EPSU Policy Officer for the sector. The President of the EPSU Standing Committee for Health and Social Services is Dr. Margret Steffen of Ver.di, Germany and the Vice-Presidents are Maryvonne Nicolle of CFDT Santé-Sociaux (France), Christina Mc Anea of UNISON (UK) and Kirsi Sillanpää of TEHY (Finland). Please find here a picture of the HSS Presidential Team. You can also get their contact details by clicking on the button below "View Contacts"
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Joint EPSU-HOSPEEM Project “Promoting effective recruitment and retention policies for health workers in the EU by ensuring access to CPD and healthy and safe workplaces supportive of patient safety and quality care” (01.02.2017-31.01.2019)
European Action Day against privatisation, marketisation and commercialisation in the Health and Social Care Sectors on World Health Day
EPSU and its affiliates took part in a series of activities in support of the 2nd European Action Day against privatisation, marketisation and commercialisation within the health and social care sectors.
European Action Day Against the Commercialisation, Marketisation and Privatisation of Health Care - 07.04.2017
EPSU will be involved in activities for the 2nd European Action Day against the impacts of privatisation, marketisation and commercialisation of health and social care on 7 April.
Investing in health and care creates more jobs and is better for the economy, more so than investing in traditional, bricks-and-mortar infrastructure, confirms a new International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) report.
Social services like childcare, elderly care and services for people with disabilities, have been one of the biggest job creators since the crisis.
The meeting of the Working Group on Social Services was held on 15 March 2017 in Brussels was attended by 48 participants from 15 countries and from 33 affiliates representing trade unions in health and social services and in local and regional government. The meeting dealt with three main topics.
The 46th Meeting of the Standing Committee on Health and Social Services was held on 14 March 2017 in Brussels. 50 colleagues from 33 EPSU affiliates from 19 countries. They dealt with a number of topics summarised below.
Solidariteitsboodschap voor de actie van de Belgische vakbonden in de gezondheidszorg en sociale dienstverlening - Message de solidarité pour l'action des syndicats belges de la santé et des services sociaux
Board of Norwegian Nurses Organisation visit EPSU to address key EU health sector initiatives and priorities
Members of the Norwegian Nurses Organisation and EPSU policy staff unwind after a fruitful meeting which set out key EU regulatory and legislative initiatives and their likely impact on Europe’s health sector and health systems.