Healthcare Employers and Workers send strong message to European Commission on cross-border healthcare proposals
EPSU is a strong voice for the about 10.5 million social service workers in the EU and in other European countries. Our aims are to protect and improve social services across Europe as well as the employment conditions of workers in the sector. EPSU is actively involved in initiatives exploring the scope and format for social dialogue in social services at EU-level.
There are millions of social service workers across Europe who provide vital care for children, the elderly, the disabled and others with urgent needs – whether at home or in institutions. Their work and contribution to society is undervalued and more often than not poorly rewarded. Women make up the majority of the social services workforce and in many countries migrant workers also make an invaluable contribution to the sector. Gender equality runs through all of EPSU’s work and is central to its activities in social services as is action to defend migrant workers’ rights.
EPSU is making a clear case for more resources for the sector and for better pay and conditions for social service workers, for more and better collective agreements, for proper training and professional development. Supporting quality, affordable and accessible social services is an essential investment that brings both economic and social benefits.
EPSU’s thematic priorities in social services are long-term care for the elderly, including personal care and household services, childcare as well as organising in the sector on which you find more information by clicking on the links below:
EPSU HOSPEEM Joint Declaration on health services(Signed 7 December 2007)The launch of the European Social Dialogue in the Hospital Sector in September 2006 is a crucial step in the development of industrial relations in Europe, as it gives the recognized social partners EPSU and HOSPEEM the
Adopted on 7 April 2008IntroductionHOSPEEM and EPSU recognize the inequalities and unnecessary burdens on healthcare systems, caused by unethical recruitment practices in the EU. The European social partners in the hospital sector want to address this situation and developed this code of conduct
On the World Health Day 2008: European Healthcare Employers and Workers sign code of conduct and follow up on Ethical Cross-Border Recruitment and Retention in the Hospital SectorEuropean Hospital and Healthcare Unions and Employers sign a code of conduct and Follow up on Ethical cross-border
(FR/DE/ES/SV)(23 June 2008) EPSU and HOSPEEM agreed in the Social Dialogue Committee for the Hospital Sector on 7 December 2007 to continue their work and their joint partnership approach as developed during the period of their first work programme in 2006-2007. This work will serve as basis for
(May 2008) The project "Strengthening social dialogue in the hospital sector in the new Member States and candidate countries was accompanied by research that looked at the following issues for the 27 EU Member States:· The structure of the European hospital sector and trends in health care reform·
(4 August 2009) The above framework agreement was signed by Karen Jennings, EPSU Chair of the Health and Social Services Committee, and Godfrey Pereira, General Secretary of HOSPEEM, the European Hospital and Healthcare Employers’ Association on 17 July in the presence of Employment and Social
(16 November 2009) European Commission Proposal for a COUNCIL DIRECTIVE implementing the Framework Agreement on prevention from sharp injuries in the hospital and healthcare sector concluded by HOSPEEM and EPSU (COM(2009) 577 final)The aim of the proposal is to give legal effect to the Framework
You can access the main outcomes of the joint work of EPSU and HOSPEEM in the context of the Sectoral Social Dialogue since 2006.You can use the Presentation "Main activities and results 2006-2016" and the Table "Main documents and outcomes 2006-2016". For a better contextualisation please read the
The Committee has adopted in its first three years of activity (2006-2008) a joint declaration on health services and a Code of Conduct on Ethical Cross-border Recruitment and Retention (for follow-up activities see the implementation and evaluation report of September 2012). These outcomes had been
Prevention from injuries and infections with medical sharpsJoint EPSU/HOSPEEM project - prevention from sharp injuries, final conferenceJoint EPSU/HOSPEEM project - prevention from sharp injuries, 3rd regional seminarJoint EPSU/HOSPEEM project - prevention from sharp injuries, 2nd regional
1. Promotion of ethical cross-border recruitment and retention EPSU-HOSPEEM Code of Conduct Ethical Cross-border Recruitment and Retention2. "Recruitment and Retention"Framework of Actions "Recruitment and Retention" (2010)3. Addressing the challenges of an ageing workforceEPSU-HOSPEEM Guidelines &
Continuing Professional Development and Life-Long LearningJoint HOSPEEM-EPSU working group on Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and Life-Long Learning (LLL)Presentation on CPD by Mathias MaucherSSDC HS WG2/2016 - It2-CPD - 02.06.16Joint Declaration on CPD and LLL for all health workers in
Summary information on the projectThe project “Strengthening social dialogue in the hospital sector in the Baltic countries”, run by HOSPEEM, supported by EPSU and co-financed by the European Commission, has four main aims:• to improve the dissemination of the priorities and outcomes of the European