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
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.
(June 2016) Executive summary : The report is based primarily on responses to an EPSU questionnaire received from 14 unions representing prison staff in 12 countries, supplemented by material from
Romania’s prison union protest against understaffing and uncompensated overtime - EPSU solidarity message
(30 September 2016) Starting this week, the SNLP, Romania’s largest prison workers union, has launched a series of protest actions over the failure of the government to compensate massive amount of
Following the recent announcement on Apple’s taxes and the launch of an investigation into McDonald’s, the European Commission has announced that it will begin a formal probe into French electricity, gas and energy services giant ENGIE’s tax affairs.