National and European Administration, Social Dialogue
About the EU Social Dialogue Committee for Central Government Administrations
The European Social Dialogue Committee for Central Government Administrations (SDC CGA), which brings together trade union (TUNED) and employer (EUPAE) representatives from this sector, was founded in 2010 with the objectives of improving the functioning of administrations and standards on working conditions and promoting social dialogue at national and European levels.
EUPAE (European Public Administration Employers) consists, as of today, of 11 Member States (Belgium, France, Spain, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Romania, Czech Republic, UK and Slovakia) and 6 observer countries (Germany, Austria, Hungary, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia). Altogether these 17 governments/employers cover 88% of the 9.8 million EU total workforce in central governments.
TUNED (Trade Unions' National and European Administration Delegation) brings together the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) and the European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (CESI), which represent a very large majority of unionised government employees in 27 of the 28 EU Member States. EPSU leads the trade union delegation.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.