On 29 November 2019, the Brussels Region officially became a Blue Community. EPSU is a proud partner of the Brussels Blue Community project, and is pleased to have been part of this event which celebrates being one step closer to ensuring the right to water across Europe.
Dec. 04, 2019
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
Les États membres refusent aux citoyens le droit à l'eau dans la directive eau potable - les militants de l'ICE sont déçus
Lors de la réunion du Conseil européen de l'environnement du 5 mars, les ministres nationaux de l'Environnement ont adopté un texte décevant et très dilué sur le droit à l’eau dans la directive eau potable.
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
Avant le vote de la semaine prochaine au Parlement européen sur la directive sur l'eau potable (DWD), la Fédération syndicale européenne des services publics (FSESP) exhorte les membres du Parlement européen (MPE) à soutenir l'appel en faveur de l'accès universel à l'eau potable.
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.