Federations debate trade union rights in public services


On 14-15 September the first regional seminar of a two-year project on trade union rights took place with participants from across the Mediterranean region. The project is being run jointly by EPSU and the European federations representing police (EuroCOP) and military personnel (EUROMIL). There were contributions from experts from the ETUC and International Labour Organisation and an exchange on the Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions Directive which includes an article providing member states with the possibility of excluding a large group of public service workers from its coverage. The next regional meeting will take place online on 16-17 November and will cover the following countries: Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Moldova, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan.