Information & consultation
Strong public service unions are vital if we are to stand up for our values and our vision in our workplaces, sectors and communities. They are crucial in dealing with national, European and global institutions and in representing public service workers in national trade union centres and the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC). EPSU affiliates are more effective in negotiating and campaigning where they can count on an active membership, high union density or broad support from workers.
EPSU has been taking a range of initiatives to support affiliates, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe, to build union power by developing recruitment and organising strategies and campaigns. Our Organising and Campaigns staff, Agnieszka Ghinararu and Miloš Vlaisavljević, are working with affiliates to help them with advice, support and training and keeping them informed about new ideas on recruitment and organising methods.
On 19th November, the Social Dialogue Committee for central and federal government administration -SDC CGA- met in Brussels to discuss the implications of the recent EPSU Vs European Commission court ruling, and to formally adopt a new joint checklist of dos and don’ts on digitalisation and work-life balance, amongst other things.
Los sindicatos de servicios públicos llevan a la comisión europea a los tribunales por primera vez, con el objetivo de que se respete el diálogo social
El 23 de mayo, la Federación Europea de Sindicatos de Servicios Públicos (EPSU, por sus siglas en inglés) acudirá ante el Tribunal General de la Unión Europea para presentar una demanda contra la Comisión Europea por infracción de las normas del diálogo social (TFUE, artículo 155.2).
On 23 May The European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) will stand before the General Court of the European Union bringing a claim against the European Commission for breaching the rules on social dialogue.
An old agreement between the ECB (acting for the European System of Central Banks) and the unions was updated, 3 April.
To mark the 40th anniversary of Convention No.151, the ILO has published a new paper based on a desk review of social dialogue in public services as well as of the EU social dialogue committees in central governments and in hospitals.