Local and Regional Government, Solidarity
Supporting campaigns, strikes and protests
Solidarity is a core area of our joint European trade union work There are common elements to many of the actions of public service unions as we fight for better pay and working conditions or when we defend trade union rights or protest against privatisation and attacks on public services. Any expression of solidarity is welcomed by unions and it can be a real boost to their campaign when EPSU, its affiliates and other trade union organisations, not only send messages of support but also messages of protest to companies, employers and governments. This briefing gives examples of our solidarity work in recent years.
(3 February 2017) EPSU has expressed support for the strike of non-teaching staff in schools across Portugal. The unions argue that these workers face precarious employment conditions and are without a proper career structure. EPSU General Secretary Jan Willem Goudriaan said: "This group of workers
(31 January 2017) Today EPSU sent a message of solidarity to the Genel-İş municipal workers' union whose members are on strike in Karabağlar, a district of İzmir province in western Turkey. Up to 1000 workers joined the strike which was called by the union to put pressure on the employers to come up
(8 June 2016) Natural disasters know no borders but neither does trade union solidarity. General Secretary of UK Fire Brigades Union, Matt Wrack, has written a letter to EPSU and firefighter unions expressing the solidarity of UK firefighters with their brothers and sisters across Europe.A wave of