London
07 February 2020

EPSU 2020 Healthcare Assistant Seminar

EPSU 2020 Healthcare Assistant Seminar

Friday, 7th of February 2020 (8h30-17h)
UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London NW1 2AY - UNISON Council Chamber, 9th  floor
Interpretation: EN/FR/ES

Dear Colleagues,

EPSU, UNISON and SIPTU are pleased to invite you to a seminar on the situation of the Healthcare assistant profession (HCA) in Europe that will take place on 7 February 2020.

The event will be an occasion for trade unions organizing healthcare assistants to discuss what are the main challenges in this particular segment of the healthcare workforce as well as to gather a better understanding of what is the reality of the Healthcare assistant profession in Europe in relation to a number of topics in the different countries (in particular on professional status, qualification, staffing ratios and working conditions as well as Collective bargaining relevance for the profession)

The aims of the seminar will be to:

  • Reflect on what are the most urgent priorities in the different member states on Healthcare assistants from a trade union prospective;
  • Facilitate the exchange of good practices among EPSU affiliates involved in HCA in particular on:
    • How to organize HCA workers
    • practices on CB involving HCA workers in different member states
  • Reflect on how EPSU can better support the efforts to organize and represent HCA and their interests
Event type: 

07 February 2020

130 Euston Road
London
NW1 2AY
United Kingdom

2020 - 7 February

Setting the scene: Status, working conditions and qualifications of Healthcare assistants in Europe:

Presentation of the Report Healthcare assistants in EU Member States: An overview” dr. Marieke Kroez en Tilburg University
Presentation Results of EPSU Mapping exercise, Luca Scarpiello EPSU

Quality, Dignity, Salary: Perspectives and common challenges on organising the HCA workforce in Europe:

Presentation Florence Dedieu, CFDT SANTE SOCIAU (FR)
Presentation Yvonne Gräsman , Kommunal (SE)
Presentation Yolanda Gil Alonso, CC.OO (ES)
Joint presentations from UNISON / SIPTU / RCN (UK+IRELAND):
Presentation  - Challenges organising the HCA workforce in Europe
Presentation - Topic discussion presentation

Pay, working conditions, recruitment and retention:
Presentation Herbert Beck, Ver.di.

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