Quality employment and quality public services
This conference is part of a two-year project on quality employment and quality public services. Research for the project has been examining the nature of quality employment in general but has also focused on two sectors in particular: childcare and prison services. This new research will be presented at the conference for the first time and is based on case studies from five countries – Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Sweden and the UK.
The conference sessions in the afternoon of the first day and on the second day will cover more general issues related to quality employment. In each case, the debates will highlight new research which has been commissioned by EPSU, including:
- Comparison of pay trends in the public and private sectors;
- Tackling low pay and undervalued jobs in sectors dominated by women;
- The impact of digitalisation on public service jobs; and
- Young workers and public service employment.
The final session of the conference will be a general debate on collective bargaining, its importance in delivering quality employment and the challenge to defend, extend and strengthen collective bargaining in the public services.