Common declaration of EMCEF, EPSU and Eurogas on ECOTEC study on the impact on employment in EU-25 of the opening of electricity and gas markets, and of key EU directives in the field of energy (published in 2006/2007)
The members of the Sectorial social dialogue committee Gas want to point out their reflections on the ECOTEC study. While Eurogas, EMCEF and EPSU underline the importance of a stable
Demographic change, age management and competencies in light of the challenges facing the European Gas sector
EPSU, EMCEF, EUROGAS Report by David Tarren, Senior Research Fellow, Working Lives Research Institute (October 2009) With the financial support of the European Commission Introduction The average age of European
European Gas Industry Joint Submission to Consultation on: Towards a new Energy Strategy for Europe 2011-2020
The European social partners for the gas industry, EPSU/EMCEF for the trade union side and Eurogas for the employers/companies side, have considered with interest the Consultation paper “ Towards a New Energy Strategy for Europe 2011-2020.”
Health and utilities workers in action
Trade unions representing workers in the electricity, gas and water sectors organised a day of strike action on 17 December. The unions are concerned that changes to procurement rules will lead to more outsourcing and so threaten jobs, pay and conditions and the quality of services. Meanwhile, unions organising in the private health sector began a series of regional actions with a strike in Lazio on 14 December as part of a campaign to secure a new sector agreement covering 150000 workers. It is 12 years since the last agreement was negotiated.
Energy union threatens strike action over pay
The Federation of Trade Unions Gaz Romania (FSGR) has said it may resort to strike action if the ENGIE energy company doesn't respond to its demands on pay. The union argues that the employers have failed to come up with a reasonable offer and also to provide information needed for the negotiations. The union has been in contact with the Labour Inspectorate to help put pressure on the company to provide the requested data and it hasn't ruled out possible legal action to be accompanied by protests and strikes.
Union mobilises against energy network companies
The FNME-CGT energy union is stepping up its mobilisation of workers in the Enedis and GRDF electricity and gas network companies. The union accuses both companies of focusing on increasing profits at the expense of employees and customers. The companies are pushing through restructuring, outsourcing and job cuts with employees facing work intensification and pressure to deliver services without the proper resources. The union has a range of key demands including an increase in pay and an end to job cuts and outsourcing.