EPSU General Assembly 2000

Documents adopted at the 6th EPSU General Assembly
Lisbon, 17-19 April 2000


Dear Colleagues,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all affiliates for their active - direct or indirect - input into the discussion of the policy statements and the revision of the Constitution prior to and during the General Assembly last April.

The result of all this hard work is attached.

The policy statements (English, French, German, Swedish and Spanish versions attached) will be the basis of EPSU's work programme in this Congress period. The Steering and Executive Committees of 14 June and 15-16 November of this year will have the task of elaborating the concrete elements of this programme, which once established will be circulated to all affiliated unions.

Since its adoption, the General Assembly resolution on the situation in Austria has been submitted to representatives of the European institutions. To date, we have received replies from Romano Prodi, President of the Commission, Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne MEP and Robert Evans MEP.

The resolution on public procurement, concessions and social standards has been forwarded to European Commissionner Frits Bolkestein in charge of a.o. the Internal Market and to ETUC General Secretary Emilio Gabaglio as well as to the European Industry Federations of ETUC. The EPSU Secretariat and its public procurement task force are following this question attentively.

A separate circular will be sent shortly with the General Assembly resolution for a financially stable EPSU, an outline of its practical consequences and an updated EPSU directory.

All members of the EPSU secretariat join me in looking forward to fruitful collaboration over this next congress period.

Yours sincerely,

Carola Fischbach-Pyttel
EPSU General Secretary