National and European Administration
Austerity measures, workers' information and consultation rights, access to and quality of administrations, trust in governments, quality and diversity, well-being at work are key concerns that guide EPSU’s work in national and European administration. As representatives of workers in this sector, EPSU works hard to address these core issues through social dialogue with employers at national and European level. We are active on behalf of prison service staff, tax collectors, embassy staff, labour inspectors and many more.
EPSU is the recognised European social partner for at least some 6 million workers in central government administrations. More can be read about the structure and background of the Social Dialogue Committee here. The chair of EPSU’s Standing Committee on National and European Administration (NEA) is Britta Lejon from ST, Sweden. Nadja Salson is the EPSU Policy Officer responsible for the sector.
EPSU’s work in this sector has led a number of campaigns, most notably on tax justice and transparency. Our NEA work also incorporates advocacy and training for workers on the frontline of refugee and migrant reception services.View contacts
European Social Partners for central government discussed a new guide on psychosocial risks (PSR) at a major conference in Berlin on 14-15 March, as part of a broader EC-funded health and safety project.
Today as the EU Council discusses migration, a new report on ‘the Refugee Crisis and the Greek Public Services,’ published by Greek public service union ADEDY, draws attention to some of the major difficulties which have arisen at the EU borders,
EPSU’s NEA Committee, consisting of affiliates from central government and EU institutions, reiterated its support for legal protection of whistleblowers across the EU when meeting in Brussels on 3 March.
Following World War (II) and the experience with fascism and nazism, the French people and government wanted to ensure that civil and public servants were not merely to be regarded as workers that blindly obey orders
(22 December 2016) The LuxLeaks whistleblowers, Antoine Deltour and Raphaël Halet, have faced another day in court.
Violence by the public against central government employees and civil servants working in a broad range of services such as labour inspectorates, prison services, justice services, migration centres and employment offices etc., is on the rise.
The Greek government has started a new offensive to privatize public companies and restructure the public administrations.