On Friday, 17 June, the EU social partners for central governments – TUNED led by EPSU for the trade union side and European Public and EUPAE for the employers - reached a landmark agreement on digitalisation.
National and European Administration, Social Dialogue
The European Social Dialogue Committee for Central Government Administrations (SDC CGA) was established by the European Commission in 2010.
It brings together representatives of trade unions (TUNED), led by EPSU, and employers (EUPAE) from this sector with the view to:
- improve the functioning of administrations;
- establish EU minimum standards on working conditions;
- promote social dialogue at national and European levels;
- influence EU policy on public administrations.
EUPAE (European Public Administration Employers) represents 18 EU governments including 11 as full-time members (Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Romania, Spain, and Slovakia) and 7 as observers (Germany, Austria, Hungary, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia). (The UK was a member until Brexit).
TUNED (Trade Unions' National and European Administration Delegation) consists of a majority of EPSU affiliates with complementary representativity of some affiliates from CESI (Germany, Austria, Hungary, Luxembourg and Slovenia). For the full intro' text
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Expert webinar on EPSU case vs the European Commission (T310/18), on social dialogue and social partner agreements
The Universities of Louvain and Brussels are organising a webinar on a ground-breaking European legal case in which EPSU is involved and which will determine the future of the European level social dialogue 16 September.