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
Yesterday 20 November, in a joint letter to the European Commission, the EU social partners for central governments, namely EUPAE (employers) and EPSU-led TUNED (trade unions) welcomed the results of a new study that confirms they are the most representative and important social partners in that sector.
To mark the 40th anniversary of Convention No.151, the ILO has published a new paper based on a desk review of social dialogue in public services as well as of the EU social dialogue committees in central governments and in hospitals.
On 23 May The European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) will stand before the General Court of the European Union bringing a claim against the European Commission for breaching the rules on social dialogue.
Public service unions take European Commission to court for the first time seeking to enforce social dialogue
On 23 May the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) will be before the General Court of the European Union bringing a claim against the European Commission for breaching rules on social dialogue (TFEU article 155.2).
Guidelines on prevention of third-party violence and harassment at work signed by central governments social partners
The European Social Dialogue Committee for Central Government administrations signed the Multisectoral Guidelines on the prevention of third party violence and harassment at work, under the auspices of the European Commission at the Liaison Forum.
The European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) is holding a press conference to announce that it is taking the European Commission to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for breaching article 155 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU). It will file the complaint on Tuesday 15 May.
The European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) is to take the European Commission to the European Union General Court on 15 May 2018 for failing to implement a Social Partners’ agreement by legislation.
Central administration workers debate the European Commission's block on the information and consultation agreement
The main issue on the agenda of the Standing Committee on National and European Administration was the European Commission’s refusal to implement by a legislative proposal to Council the social partner agreement on Information on Consultation rights.