Recruitment & Organising

Strong public service unions are vital if we are to stand up for our values and our vision in our workplaces, sectors and communities. They are crucial in dealing with national, European and global institutions and in representing public service workers in national trade union centres and the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC). EPSU affiliates are more effective in negotiating and campaigning where they can count on an active membership, high union density or broad support from workers. EPSU has been taking a range of initiatives to support affiliates, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe, to build union power by developing recruitment and organising strategies and campaigns. This briefing, prepared for the 2019 Congress, covers recent work and current priorities. Our Organising and Campaigns staff, Agnieszka Ghinararu, Miloš Vlaisavljević, Artem Tidva and Monica Avram, are working with affiliates to help them with advice, support and training and keeping them informed about new ideas on recruitment and organising methods.

EPSU has set up a recruitment and organising network so that these ideas can be discussed and shared by a wider audience covering Europe and beyond as well as across the public and private sectors.