Hospital Social Partners meet Employment Commissioner on 'Sharp Injuries' negotiations

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(21 January 2009, Brussels) Representatives of the European Hospital Social Partners met with the European Commission for high level talks on the upcoming ‘Sharp Injuries’ negotiations. The Social Partners (EPSU for hospital employees and Employers’ Organisation HOSPEEM) met with Commissioner for Employment and Social Affairs Vladimir Spidla on 20 January. Mr. Spidla expressed his support for the upcoming negotiations and stated that he was pleased that the European Social Dialogue process was being used to address such an important health and safety issue.

The aim of the negotiations is to reach a European-wide agreement on measures to tackle the issue of injuries from sharps (such as needle sticks) in hospitals

EPSU General Secretary Carola Fischbach-Pyttel, and HOSPEEM Secretary General Godfrey Perera (pictured with Commissioner Spidla) had previously sent a joint letter are due to start on 26 January 2009.

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