- May17Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for Hospital Sector, Working Group 2/2019Centre Borschette - Brussels [BE]Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for Hospital Sector, Working Group 2/2019
Health and Social Services
Health and Social Services (HSS) is a large and diverse sector that encompasses a wide range of services including hospitals, child care, community health services, social work and care homes for older and disabled people. EPSU represents health and social services workers across Europe, including nurses, health care assistants, midwives, doctors, elderly and child care workers, social workers, laboratory staff, hospital cleaners and medical secretaries. We organise in public, non-for-profit and private services.
EPSU is the recognised European social partner organisation for workers in the hospital and health care sector throughout the European Union.
Mathias Maucher is the EPSU Policy Officer for the sector. The President of the EPSU Standing Committee for Health and Social Services is Maryvonne Nicolle of CFDT Santé-Sociaux, France and the Vice-Presidents are Christina Mc Anea of UNISON (UK), Kirsi Sillanpää of TEHY (Finland) and Razvan Gae of Sanitas (Romania). Please find here a picture of the HSS Presidential Team 2014-2018 and here a picture of the new HSS Presidential Team 2018-2019 elected in the SC HSS on 2 October 2018. You can also get their contact details by clicking on the button below "View Contacts"
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At its 2018 November Plenary, the EP adopted a resolution on “Care services in the EU for improved gender equality”. EPSU had contributed to it with a written contribution and in direct exchanges with the rapporteur, MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen, EPP, Finland.
We join the European and global medical and human rights communities in condemning the prison sentences against Turkish doctors and academics for speaking out for peace and the suffering caused by wars.
New research published in "The Lancet" ahead of the COP24 shows that emissions, climate change and rising temperatures are already exposing people around the globe to unacceptably high health risks.
On 3 December 2018 HOSPEEM and EPSU organised the social partners’ dissemination workshop focusing on the outcomes of two projects on health and safety and continuing professional developement.
The current system of approval of medical devices is carried out by private agencies, dominated by business interests. EPSU calls for an urgent overhaul of these procedures.
The German labour court of Nordhausen cancelled the decision of management of Celenus to dismiss 2 trade union delegates.
The UN has declared 13 October the day of International Disaster Prevention.