National and European Administration
Austerity measures, workers' information and consultation rights, access to and quality of administrations, trust in governments, quality and diversity, well-being at work are key concerns that guide EPSU’s work in national and European administration. As representatives of workers in this sector, EPSU works hard to address these core issues through social dialogue with employers at national and European level. We are active on behalf of prison service staff, tax collectors, embassy staff, labour inspectors and many more.
EPSU is the recognized and most representative European social partner in central governments that employ more than 9 million workers and civil servants. in central government administrations. More can be read about the structure and background of the Social Dialogue Committee here. The chair of EPSU’s Standing Committee on National and European Administration (NEA) is Britta Lejon from ST, Sweden. Nadja Salson is the EPSU Policy Officer responsible for the sector.
EPSU’s work in this sector has led a number of campaigns, most notably on tax justice and transparency. Our NEA work also incorporates advocacy and training for workers on the frontline of refugee and migrant reception services.View contacts
EPSU reacts with disbelief to EU Council of Ministers’ discussion to remove countries from the tax haven blacklist
Just one month after the Council adopted a black list of countries that qualify as tax havens, the European Parliament revealed that Council discusses the removal of 7 countries from this list.
On Friday 1st December the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) sent a letter to Members of the European Parliament demanding a new enquiry committee to investigate tax fraud, tax evasion, tax avoidance and all procedures that big multinationals use in order not to pay their fair share of tax.
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.
European Parliament supports demand for whistleblower protection – you can help by signing the petition
Following a campaign of unions such as EPSU and Eurocadres, many social action groups and MEPs of several parties, the European Parliament adopted a report on the need for an EU initiative on whistleblower protection, 24 October.
Yesterday’s vote (4 July) in the European Parliament extends the EC proposal for public country-by-country reporting -CBCR- by large multinationals to all their operations worldwide, not just those in the EU.