A secure and affordable supply of energy, clean water and sustainable waste management are basic needs for each individual and our communities in society. EPSU believes that the best way to ensure that these needs are met is through the public management of utilities services, proper regulation of the sector and decent working conditions for employees. We represent workers in the electricity, gas, water and waste sectors – both public and private – and it is our job to make sure that their voices are listened to at a European level.
EPSU’s Utilities work has seen a number of successes, most notably the ECI Campaign Right2Water, in which nearly two million European citizens joined our call for the implementation of the human right to clean drinking water and sanitation in the EU.
The President of the EPSU Standing Committee for Public Utilities is Matthew Lay, UNISON, U.K. Guillaume Durivaux is the EPSU policy officer for the sector.View contacts
(7 January 2010) EPSU commented on the Smart Meters 2009 Status Review of the European Regulators Group for Electricity and Gas. Please find it here: EPSU Comments smart metersFor more information of the work of ERGEG on smart meters
Demographic change, age management and competencies in light of the challenges facing the European Gas sector
Multinational Company Restructuring: tackling the impact of the crisis through stronger transnational trade union coordination
EPSU Conference on Utilities in the European context: Change, Modernization and Adaptation: Lisbon agenda 2020 and workers
(29 November 2010) Energy prices are set to increase. A failed internal market for electricity and gas which did not see prices decrease, scarcer resources and growing demand leading to higher fuel prices as well as the need to tackle climate change and invest in infrastructure are the main reasons
Joint Social Partner Conference on Climate Change, Employment impact and Just Employment Transition Principles for the European Electricity Sector
(17 February 2011) The trade unions discussed the implications of climate change on public services and in particular on energy, water and waste. The [recommendations of a study->http://www.epsu.org/IMG/pdf/PP-dupressoir-confsept-final.pdf] were debated and approved. Trade unions are concerned that
EPSU welcomes the stress test for the nuclear power stations following the nuclear accident in Japan