May. 08, 2019
The President of the Bundesrat, Ingo Appé, organised a Parliamentary inquiry on Drinking Water in Austria.
Apr. 03, 2019
Verdi health and social services against commercialisation and privatisation. In solidarity with DISK President standing trial
Leading activists of Verdi in the health and social services joined European actions against the privatisation and commercialisation of health and social care.
Mar. 06, 2019
At the European environment council meeting on 5 March national environment ministers adopted a disappointing and very much watered down text on the Right2Water in the Drinking Water Directive.
Mar. 06, 2019
How remunicipalisation of water services in Rostock delivered lower prices and better collective agreement
It took years of sustained effort. In the end trade unions, city councillors and water activists convinced the German city council of Rostock its water services are better off being run public.
Feb. 14, 2019
Strengthening collective bargaining, increasing wages and analysing the impact of liberalisation in the utility sector were the main focus of a 3-days visit organised in Kiev (Ukraine) from 5th to 8th of February.
Oct. 24, 2018
European Parliament votes to start trialogue on Drinking Water Directive. Time to implement the Human Right to water in European legislation!
Yesterday the European Parliament voted with a very slim majority to endorse the report of MEP Michel Dantin on the Drinking Water Directive (DWD).
Oct. 19, 2018
Treten Sie für das Menschenrecht auf Wasser ein und liefern Sie auf der ECI, erzählen die Bürger dem Europäischen Parlament
Im Vorfeld der Abstimmung zur Trinkwasserrichtlinie (DWD) nächste Woche drängt der Europäische Gewerkschaftsverband für den öffentlichen Dienst (EGÖD) die Abgeordneten des Europäischen Parlaments (MEP) dazu die Forderung nach einem universellen Zugang zum Trinkwasser zu unterstützen.
Oct. 17, 2018
On October 23rd the European Parliament will vote the report of MEP Michel Dantin concerning the Drinking Water Directive, as we have explained before this is the first legal reference to the ECI Right2water and the Human Right to water in European Union legislation.
Oct. 15, 2018
On 11 October 2018, EPSU’s Utilities Standing Committee came together to discuss several urgent issues.
Sep. 11, 2018
EU Citizens Initiative disappointed with result European Parliament vote in Committee on Recast Drinking Water Directive
(Press release 11 September 2018) Yesterday the Environment and Public Health committee of the European Parliament voted the report on the Recast of the Drinking Water Directive.