Union Rights, Working Time
Negotiating and campaigning on working time
After pay, working time is core collective bargaining issue but is also an important area of employment regulated by national and European legislation. EPSU has been very active in defending and calling for proper implementation of the Working Time Directive and is involved in current debates on working time. The why and how of working time reduction is a guide produced for EPSU by the European Trade Union Institute and examines long-term trends in working time, the arguments for reducing it and examples of how this has been achieved.
The Health and Social Services Standing Committee has initiated the EPSU response to the [European Commission Communication->http://europa.eu.int/comm/employment_social/labour_law/documentation_en.htm] on certain aspects of the working time directive. The position will respond to
EPSU affiliates begin to lose patience with constant attacks on public services : Belgian strike to go ahead - further actions planned in Italy; UK and Netherlands
The Belgian health sector is the location for coordinated action between the four EPSU affiliates in the health sector. The CGSP, Setca, CCSP and LBC-NVK have called for working conditions