Low pay/minimum wages, Tax justice, Economic Policy, Embassy and household staff, Economic Policy
(June 2017) Embassy, tourist office and other international staff around the world are taking strike action to secure pay rises and end a long-term pay freeze that has seen wages in some countries fall to below national minima. Unions are looking for a 20% pay increase, arguing that in some countries inflation has meant a 40% loss of purchasing power for some workers. Action has taken place or is planned in several countries including Canada, Sweden, the United States and Argentina.
(October 2016) EPSU joined the ETUC delegation at the Macroeconomic Dialogue meeting on 25 October where public investment and the Juncker investment plan (the European Fund for Strategic Investments - EFSI) were top of the agenda. EPSU pointed out that there was a continuing problem with levels of