A secure and affordable supply of energy, clean water and sustainable waste management are basic needs for each individual and our communities in society. EPSU believes that the best way to ensure that these needs are met is through the public management of utilities services, proper regulation of the sector and decent working conditions for employees. We represent workers in the electricity, gas, water and waste sectors – both public and private – and it is our job to make sure that their voices are listened to at a European level.
EPSU’s Utilities work has seen a number of successes, most notably the ECI Campaign Right2Water, in which nearly two million European citizens joined our call for the implementation of the human right to clean drinking water and sanitation in the EU.
The President of the EPSU Standing Committee for Public Utilities is Matthew Lay, UNISON, U.K. Jakob Embacher is the EPSU policy officer for the sector.View contacts
Social Implications of the Internal Market for Electricity - Balkan Regional Conference (7-8/11/03)
EURELECTRIC, Union of the Electricity Industry EPSU, European Federation of Public Service Unions EMCEF, European Mine, Chemical and Energy Workers' Federation Press Release - 7 November 2003 Electricity Sector Social
Social Implications of the Internal Market for Electricity - Visegrad Conference (19-20/09/03))
EURELECTRIC, Union of the Electricity Industry EPSU, European Federation of Public Service Unions EMCEF, European Mine, Chemical and Energy Workers' Federation Press Release - 19 September 2003 “Visegrad Conference on
Social Implications of the internal market in electricity, Tallinn Conference (21-22/11/03)
ELECTRICITY SECTOR SOCIAL PARTNERS HOLD BALTIC REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF THE INTERNAL MARKET IN ELECTRICITY 21-22 NOVEMBER 2003, TALLINN Representatives of employers and trade unions from Estonia
Did Commission get it wrong? New package addresses failures of Internal Market for electricity and gas (11/12/2003)
The European Commission adopted a package of measures to address the failures of the internal market for electricity and gas on 9 December 2003. The proposals for Directives are a
Europe's energy workers step up action for public services and support Bulgarian unions (3 May 2004)
The unions organising electricity workers in CITUB and Podkrepa, the two Bulgarian trade union confederations, will take regional and national action 3 and 12 May. The unions are protesting ill