The recent elections in several European countries that resulted in gains for extreme-right parties and even brought them into government were discussed at the constituency of the Mediterranean unions.
EPSU joins European organisations to launch civil society statement on democratic digital infrastructures
On Monday, 5th June, EPSU and 40 other European organisations launched a civil society statement focused on democratic digital infrastructures which proposes the establishment of a European Public Digital Infrastructure Fund.
The Right to Energy coalition has launched a manifesto advocating for a European ban on energy disconnections, urging the European Parliament to leverage the demand as they review the European Commission’s proposal to revise the energy market.
EPSU’s global sister organisation PSI will be launching its Digital Bargaining Hub on 26 April (15.00-16.15 CET). This will be the first online, free, publicly accessible, searchable database of bargaining clauses, union guidance, and framework agreements on issues related to digitalisation. During this event PSI will provide a guided, virtual tour of the Digital Bargaining Hub and will also review other resources that can be found on its Digitalisation webpage. These include a series of reports full of information to help improve the understanding of digitalisation and its effects on workers
The vida trade union organised a warning strike in 25 facilities across the country in support of its demands for higher pay for the 10,000 workers employed in the private hospital sector. The union is demanding a pay rise above inflation and a monthly minimum salary of €2000 and argues strongly that it is crucial to improve the pay and conditions for workers to make the sector more attractive and tackle staff shortages and overwork. Meanwhile, the GPA trade union has negotiated a new collective agreement in the electricity sector which delivers pay rises of 8.6%-9.6% along with increases in