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.
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
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.
The work to crack down on tax dodging must continue: EPSU welcomes decision from the European parliament for a new special committee to investigate tax crimes
Today the European Parliament approved a resolution to set up a special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance.
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.