Mar. 14, 2018
Last week public sector employers in Denmark stunned trade unions with the threat of a massive lockout of public sector workers.
Feb. 22, 2018
Joint ETUI/EPSU course 'Quality public services, gender equality and the European Pillar of Social Rights’
‘Quality public services, gender equality and the European Pillar of Social Rights’ 22 and 23 February 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.Joint course organised by The Education Department of the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) and EPSU
Jan. 10, 2018 A new report from the European Trade Union Institute shows what aspects of work improved or deteriorated over the last decade. It updates the Institute's European Job Quality Index which covers a broad range of work and employment characteristics, including wages, non-wage aspects of employment and work organisation, and collective interest representation. The results indicate a decline in non-wage job quality over the past decade and sluggish real wage growth in the years following the crisis.
Dec. 07, 2017
Yesterday (6 December) the European Commission produced a series of proposals on how to strengthen economic governance of the Eurozone. While some elements can be evaluated as positive, the package lacks a social dimension.
Nov. 27, 2017
Workers in the elder care sector in Bizkaia, northern Spain, backed by the Basque Workers’ Solidarity trade union ELA, have reached an historic agreement bringing an end to a 360-day long strike, the longest in the region’s history.
Nov. 17, 2017 The ETUC has made a number of specific proposals for revision of the Written Statement Directive. The ETUC says that the legislation should cover as many workers as possible, including the growing number of self-employed and gig economy workers. It should provide information before the start of the employment relationship and extend the information requirements, on pay and working time and other issues. The ETUC also wants to see a right to adequate remuneration and guaranteed hours (putting an end to zero-hour type contracts) and ensure online platforms do not avoid or evade their responsibilities as employers.
Nov. 10, 2017
The Committee for local and regional government bringing together EPSU and CEMR members have adopted a new work programme for 2018-2019.
Nov. 08, 2017
Unions demand investment, pay convergence, progressive economic policy at EU macro-economic dialogue
The speakers for the European institutions like Council, Commission and ECB noted the improvements in employment rates recognizing many workers still remain without a job or in precarious employment.
Oct. 20, 2017
The meeting primarily dealt with EPSU's current and future priority issues and with the topics "safe and adequate staffing levels", "prevention and reduction of musculoskeletal disorders and psycho-social risks and stress", "continuing professional development" and "regulated professions".