2020 - 7 February

Setting the scene: Status, working conditions and qualifications of Healthcare assistants in Europe:

Presentation of the Report Healthcare assistants in EU Member States: An overview” dr. Marieke Kroez en Tilburg University
Presentation Results of EPSU Mapping exercise, Luca Scarpiello EPSU

Quality, Dignity, Salary: Perspectives and common challenges on organising the HCA workforce in Europe:

Presentation Florence Dedieu, CFDT SANTE SOCIAU (FR)
Presentation Yvonne Gräsman , Kommunal (SE)
Presentation Yolanda Gil Alonso, CC.OO (ES)
Joint presentations from UNISON / SIPTU / RCN (UK+IRELAND):
Presentation  - Challenges organising the HCA workforce in Europe
Presentation - Topic discussion presentation

Pay, working conditions, recruitment and retention:
Presentation Herbert Beck, Ver.di.


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EPSU 2020 Healthcare Assistant Seminar

EPSU 2020 Healthcare Assistant Seminar

Friday, 7th of February 2020 (8h30-17h)
UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London NW1 2AY - UNISON Council Chamber, 9th  floor
Interpretation: EN/FR/ES

Dear Colleagues,

EPSU, UNISON and SIPTU are pleased to invite you to a seminar on the situation of the Healthcare assistant profession (HCA) in Europe that will take place on 7 February 2020.

2020 EPSU Collective Bargaining News February 03


  • Ukraine

    Labour movement builds "wave of anger"

  • Portugal

    Protests and strike action over public sector pay

  • Germany

    Major boost for care sector pay

  • Netherlands

    Workers in disabled care see work-life balance improvements

  • Austria

    Unions in private health plan protests before next negotiations

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2020 EPSU Collective Bargaining News February 04


  • Germany

    Strikes and solidarity push health company to negotiate

  • Austria

    Further warning strikes in private health sector

  • France

    Health and social service unions mobilise on 14 February

  • Ireland

    Long-running disputes in community services continue

  • U.K.

    Local government unions reject pay offer

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