EPSU Executive Committee expresses deep concern regarding recent Turkish developments
This edition of the EPSU newsletter has a strong focus on all that was achieved at last week’s Executive Committee. You can read about the informative and impassioned speech – which received a standing ovation - from our colleague representing the Turkish public sector confederation KESK – the Executive Committee adopted a resolution condemning the coup and expressing deep concern regarding recent developments in Turkey, particularly the dismissals and suspensions of public workers.
We also report on the election of Isolde Kunkel-Weber as the new President of EPSU and Mette Nord as the new Vice-President, the elections took place at the Executive Committee.
Among other articles to be found in this edition of our newsletter are how trade unions set out their vision for the future of Europe in talks with the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and how EPSU’s Women Gender and Equality Committee reiterated its support for refugee and migrant women in a proposal, which was then adopted by EPSU’s Executive Committee.
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