Report EPSU 8th Congress: Resolution on Health and Social Services

Our aims for Health and Social Services 2009-2014 (9 June 2009, Brussels) For the congress period 2009-2014, in the area of health and social services, EPSU have adopted the following resolution: the resolution affirms: - the importance of the health care and social services sectors; - that they serve a public interest first and foremost; - that the influence of market forces and liberalisation is having a negative impact on working conditions and job security; - that demographic change and an ageing population will increase demand for these services which must be met by sufficient, motivated well-paid and well-trained staff; - that change in the organization and provision of these services is causing concern regarding trade union rights and representation. - [Read more->art5212]