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 and Miloš Vlaisavljević, are working with affiliates to help them with advice, support and training and keeping them informed about new ideas on recruitment and organising methods.
(April 2016) With the agreement on information and consultation signed by the trade unions and the employers (ministers) for central government a major step has been made. Hundred thousands of public service workers will have improved rights concluded the Executive. It met to discuss progress and
Representatives from European national unions – Bulgaria, Malta, Poland, Sweden - and ETUFs – EPSU, ETF - discussed strategies to ensure good working conditions in global supply chains with their colleagues from Eastern Europe and Central Asia – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan
(24 June 2016) Representatives of EPSU affiliates from Hungary, Croatia and Serbia met in Budapest earlier this week to discuss how they could strengthen their organising and recruitment work. Colleagues from the municipal and waste union in Hungary were able to present the results of a specific
Future of Europe, CETA, self-employed and Pay Rise Campaign dominate discussions in ETUC Executive Committee
(3 November 2016) The European Union is confronted with several challenges and Member States do not find adequate answers. It leads to a sense of crisis of the European institutions. The ETUC Executive discussed the answers trade unions have and formulated a platform for the future of Europe. The