Supporting campaigns, strikes and protests
Solidarity is a core area of our joint European trade union work There are common elements to many of the actions of public service unions as we fight for better pay and working conditions or when we defend trade union rights or protest against privatisation and attacks on public services. Any expression of solidarity is welcomed by unions and it can be a real boost to their campaign when EPSU, its affiliates and other trade union organisations, not only send messages of support but also messages of protest to companies, employers and governments. This briefing gives examples of our solidarity work in recent years.
Unions are continuing to mobilise in various EU member states to ensure higher pay and better working conditions for health and care workers.
Security forces have detained and used violence against peaceful demonstrators in Belarus who are protesting the outcome of the country’s fraudulent presidential election.
PSI staff and affiliates in Lebanon are still in shock following the explosion on 4th August which caused widespread damage across Beirut, leaving over 150 people dead and 5,000 injured. 300,000 people remain homeless.
Seventy-five years since Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed. Stop nuclear weapons and support Treaty to ban them
A United States B-29 warplane dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima in the morning of August 6, 1945. Several days later Nagasaki was bombed.
23 June is a day of celebration. Every year the work of public service workers for the community is celebrated on this day. With the ongoing pandemic, we thank public service workers for keeping our societies going during a very difficult period.