National and European Administration
Austerity measures, workers' information and consultation rights, access to and quality of administrations, trust in governments, quality and diversity, well-being at work are key concerns that guide EPSU’s work in national and European administration. As representatives of workers in this sector, EPSU works hard to address these core issues through social dialogue with employers at national and European level. We are active on behalf of prison service staff, tax collectors, embassy staff, labour inspectors and many more.
EPSU is the recognized and most representative European social partner in central governments that employ more than 9 million workers and civil servants. in central government administrations. More can be read about the structure and background of the Social Dialogue Committee here. The newly elected chair of EPSU’s Standing Committee on National and European Administration (NEA) is Marco Ouwehand, FNV (Netherlands). Nadja Salson is the EPSU Policy Officer responsible for the sector.
EPSU’s work in this sector has led a number of campaigns, most notably on tax justice and transparency. Our NEA work also incorporates advocacy and training for workers on the frontline of refugee and migrant reception services.View contacts
EPSU selected at the European Tax Employees Trade Union in EC drive to fight tax fraud and avoidance
Social Partners in central government administrations agree guidelines on HRM and anticipation of change
(28 October 2013) At their meeting of 8 October, the EPSU-led trade union delegation and the employers, EUPAE, in the social dialogue committee for central government administrations (SDC CGA) agreed a set of political guidelines to improve human resources management with a view to better anticipate
New research reveals big business still in charge of EC advisory groups, despite promising reform to Parliament
(Press communication 6 November 2013) Should speculators be given privileged access to dominate advice on financial regulation, beverage companies on alcohol policy, or fossil fuel companies on climate change?A new report released today by ALTER-EU, AK EUROPA and ÖGB Europabüro  shows the
EPSU argues for social dialogue and investment in public administrations with Italian Minister and EU DGs, Rome