Local and Regional Government, Remunicipalisation, COVID-19, Precarious employment, Work-life balance
After intensive negotiations over the weekend, public services union ver.di has negotiated a new collective agreement covering 2.3 million workers in municipal and federal government with specific measures benefiting employees in health and social care.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a health crisis. However, the tough but needed measures to contain the virus have led to an economic crisis and without the appropriate measures we risk exacerbating the emerging social crisis
Local and regional government workers across Europe and the globe provide essential public services which enable our cities and communities to prosper. Their working conditions, pay, and job security are closely interlinked with the quality and accessibility of services they provide – deficiencies in the former have a detrimental impact on the latter.
(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