Negotiating the best deal at every level
Collective bargaining is a core activity of trade unions. EPSU’s affiliates negotiate with employers at workplace, sector and national levels to deliver better pay and conditions for public service workers. EPSU has two main tasks; firstly to contribute to the improvement of pay and working conditions for all public service workers in Europe, and secondly to act as a European information point so that EPSU affiliates are aware of trends in public service negotiations. Read epsucob@NEWS for regular updates on developments across Europe.
Equality between men and women, precarious work for young people, transitions in the labour market triggered by climate change and digitalisation: these were among the main themes debated during a ETUC Summer School on 4-5 July in Montepulciano, Italy.
Tackling gender segregation, low pay and (un)equal opportunities through collective bargaining and inclusive public services
Low pay in female dominated sectors, gender-differences in precarious employment, uneven distribution of unpaid care work, persistent pay gap
Taking inspiration from the Prague Statement union leaders voiced their support for addressing the gender pay gap in the Central European countries.
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
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.
Over 70 trade union representatives from 24 countries took part in EPSU’s social dialogue and collective bargaining conference in Brussels on 6-7 June. Under the general theme of “Quality Employment for Quality Public Services” the participants debated a wide range of issues