Supporting campaigns, strikes and protests
Solidarity is a core area of our joint European trade union work There are common elements to many of the actions of public service unions as we fight for better pay and working conditions or when we defend trade union rights or protest against privatisation and attacks on public services. Any expression of solidarity is welcomed by unions and it can be a real boost to their campaign when EPSU, its affiliates and other trade union organisations, not only send messages of support but also messages of protest to companies, employers and governments. This briefing gives examples of our solidarity work in recent years.
EPSU Executive Committee supports Finnish affiliates’ industrial action in local government and health
The EPSU Executive Committee, meeting in Brussels on 4-5 May, sends solidarity greetings to its affiliates JHL, Jyty, SuPer and Tehy for their industrial action to secure a decent pay increase-for workers across local government and health services.
On International Firefighters’ Day, EPSU shares its solidarity with past firefighters who have died while serving our communities and who dedicated their lives to protecting the safety of us all; to their families, colleagues and comrades.
(Press Release) The Bremen Bremerhaven labour court yesterday found that a German subsidiary of the Orpea Group subjected the chair of their works council to a sustained campaign of anti-union ‘bullying’ over the past year.
Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for Hospitals and Healthcare Sector approves joint solidarity message to Ukrainian colleagues
Among other issues, the social dialogue partners discussed and approved a joint statement of solidarity with Ukrainian employers, trade unions and workers in the hospital and healthcare sector.