Jun. 20, 2018
The European Commission last February published the draft of the Drinking Water Directive in which, for the first time, there is a direct reference to the first ever successful European Citizens Initiative (Right2Water).
Jun. 15, 2018
On the occasion of International Domestic Workers' Day (16 June), EPSU supports the call of a network of civil society organisations to recognise labour and social rights of migrant domestic workers and migrant care workers
Jun. 14, 2018
Over 500 local and regional representatives and experts from 40 different countries came to Bilbao this week to address equality, diversity and inclusion under the banner of ‘differences unite us!’
Jun. 08, 2018
The results of the latest ITUC Global Rights Index 2018 are worrying. The global union confederation notes that the democratic space is shrinking across the world.
Jun. 08, 2018
EPSU joins demands for meaningful debate and decision on European Citizens’ Initiatives in European Parliament
EPSU joined with other organisers of European Citizens’ Initiatives and democracy campaigners to demand important changes to the EU regulation covering the European Citizens Initiative.
Jun. 08, 2018 Nadja Salson of EPSU policy staff provided some background on the social partner agreement in the European social dialogue committee for Central Government Administrations. This landmark agreement on information and consultation was signed in December 2015 and was intended to fill the gap in the information and consultation directives that had excluded public administration. The trade unions and employers jointly submitted it to the European Commission for eventual transposition into a directive by the European Council. However, the Commission then took over two years to respond, finally stating in a short letter that it would not put the agreement forward to the Council. Nadja ran through the debates in EPSU’s National and European Administration Standing Committee and Executive Committee and the decision at the Executive Committee in May to launch a legal challenge and political campaign calling on the Commission to reverse its decision.