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Ebola viral disease outbreak in West Africa - Health Workers in the frontline: they need our support

(EPSU-PSI Joint Statement - 16 October 2014) To date 416 health workers have been infected with Ebola. 233 health workers have already died. Nearly half (118) were members of PSI affiliated trade unions in West-Africa. Health care workers are the unsung heroes of this crisis. By 8 October 2014, the outbreak of EVD had already caused the death of over 4,000 people and more than twice that number may be ill (more than 8,300 persons) according to the World Health Organization (WHO). It is (...)

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EPSU welcomes new EU rules on automatic tax information exchange but who will use them?

(Brussels, 15 October 2014) The EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council of Ministers agreed, unanimously, on 14 October to extend the scope of a directive on mandatory automatic exchange of information between tax administrations. The amendment to the directive on administrative cooperation in the field of direct taxation brings in interests, dividends and other income as well as account balances and sale proceeds from financial assets, within the scope of the automatic exchange of (...)

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Young workers describe “emergency situation” to all major European Parliament groups

(15 October 2014- Joint press release) Young trade union shop stewards working in some of the key sectors of Europe’s economy – including transport, public services, food production, retail, metal, and media and the arts – drew a full crowd in the European Parliament on Tuesday 14 October to describe the dire reality facing young workers and jobseekers today. To further the aims of the youth employment campaign led by six European trade union federations titled “Enough of their crisis – Back (...)

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Solidarity greetings to health unions in England for their industrial action over pay

(10 October 2014) Health worker representatives from more than 20 countries across Europe meeting in Brussels yesterday sent out a clear message of support and solidarity to the health unions in England taking industrial action next week. The EPSU Health and Social Services Committee recognises the level of anger that has lead to massive levels of support for the action. This is not only in the UNISON, Unite and GMB trade unions but also in the Royal College of Midwives where members voted (...)

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The fight against Ebola - health workers on the frontline while politicians cut budgets

(Press Communication, 9 October 2014) The EPSU Health and Social Services Committee, representing over 3.5 million health and social services workers across Europe sends its solidarity to the frontline workers in Madrid and other countries who are risking their lives fighting Ebola. We recall the several thousands that have died from the virus in West-Africa, including many health care workers. Their courageous work is invaluable for our societies. Yet Spanish Government officials and (...)

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