Public service unions take European Commission to court for the first time seeking to enforce social dialogue
On 23 May the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) will be before the General Court of the European Union bringing a claim against the European Commission for breaching rules on social dialogue (TFEU article 155.2).
The EU-Member States governments carved up the top jobs in the European Union. A narrow majority in the European Parliament agreed with their pick for EU Commission President, the German defense minister Ursula von der Leyen.
The European Council met on Thursday 20 June bringing together the government leaders. Most attention was focused on the game of musical chairs to decide who got the top jobs. However, they also discussed the strategic agenda 2019-2024.
With many new faces the EPSU Youth network discussed the results of its youth survey in Dublin just before Congress. One conclusion is evident: unions should join young workers in their daily struggles for higher pay, improved working conditions and especially regular jobs. They bring this to the stage at Congress speaking during the first debates on how we shape the Future of Work and have an impact on the Future of Public Services.
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IN THIS ISSUE:
Emergency health staff take action
Unions secure 3.7% increase for energy workers
Another bargaining breakthrough for health union
Municipalities work with unions to tackle social dumping
Union negotiates agreement covering critical situations
IN THIS ISSUE
Survey finds increasing real wage growth across Europe
Latest collective bargaining news across all sectors in Europe
Union organises regular actions over workloads and working conditions
Health union plans 24-hour strike over failure to implement agreement
Ministry of Justice workers to strike
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Two groups of outsourced workers take action
Unions sign agreement to return to 35-hour week
Keeping private health pay in line with public sector
Inspectors on strike over changes to career structure
Unions gearing up to ensure end of working hours increase