Fighting for the rights of migrants and asylum-seekers
Migration has major implications for public services not least because of the significant contribution of migrant workers to the provision of public services in many European countries. Thousands of public service employees across Europe work in areas related to migrations and asylum-seeking. Unfortunately, the European and national response to asylum-seekers has often fallen pitifully short of what should be expected from one of the wealthiest regions in the world and EPSU has been arguing hard for a change of approach, criticising the European Union’s policies which continue to focus on tightening borders, pushing back refugees and outsourcing asylum duties to third countries. EPSU, along with PSI, has also been calling for an end to privatisation and increased public investment in the public services that are vital to ensure the safe and effective integration of migrants and asylum-seekers into society. This briefing, prepared for EPSU's 2019 Congress provides some background on EPSU's activities in this area.
Local authorities unions and employers discuss migration and the impact on jobs and working conditions
PSI and EPSU join rally in Brussels to protest against the EU and Turkish "one-in, one-out deal'' on Refugees
Joint EPSU/ETUI-REHS Education Workshop: Trade union actions for migrant workers and frontline staff in migration services (2 days)
European countries failing to provide adequate migrant support services Public sector unions propose solutions