EPSU/CEMR project on social dialogue in the new member states and candidate countries

(September 2005) The background study for the project on the state of social dialogue in new EU Member States and candidate countries is now being finalised and will be discussed by the project steering group on 1 September. The study contains information on social dialogue in local and regional government in all 13 countries, with a special focus on 5 of these (Turkey, Poland, Hungary, Estonia, Slovakia). A joint Conference on 14 October, in Budapest, will discuss the findings. The invitation to the Conference has been circulated to affiliated.

Next meeting of the EPSU/CEMR social dialogue steering group

The social dialogue steering group will meet next on 21 September. This main point on the agenda will be a first discussion on the next work programme for the sectoral committee (for 2006/2007).

EPSU/CEMR human resources management working group

Following a small working group meeting last January, we agreed to organise a joint workshop where practical examples of good human resources practices would be presented and discussed. Discussions regarding the arrangements for this have now been finalised and the workshop will take place on 15 November, in Brussels but with considerable input from CEMR and EPSU's Finnish affiliates.

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