EPSU supports Greek workers and citizens in their action today

(27 November 2014) EPSU, the European federation of public services workers supports the general strike you are organising together with GSEE, today 27 november. Greek workers and citizens continue to show resistance against the austerity measures of the Greek government that are affecting public services and workers. What the European union needs is investment and a end to austerity. While the recent plans of the new EU juncker commission are an indication that there is an understanding (...)

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Annual Growth Survey 2015 - Structural reforms will fuel deflation rather than recovery

(Press Communication – 24 November 2014) The European Commission is due to publish the Annual Growth Survey 2015 and the Juncker Investment plan this week. The investment plan will be crucial to a sustained recovery but this risks being undermined by the now familiar call for more and deeper structural reform. As this briefing from EPSU makes very clear the kinds of reforms envisaged by the Commission will not only have a negative impact on workers but will contribute nothing to getting (...)

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EPSU backs second week of industrial action by UK health workers

(21 November 2014) EPSU sends solidarity greetings to the hundreds of thousands of health workers across England who will be taking strike action on Monday (24 November) followed by a work-to-rule during the rest of week. This is the next stage in the unions’ campaign for a decent pay rise. There was massive support for the earlier industrial action that took place in the week beginning 13th October. Anger over the government’s failure to honour the pay rise recommended by the independent (...)

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EPSU sends further solidarity greetings to Portuguese nurses

(20 November 2014) EPSU sends greetings to the Portuguese nurses involved in the latest strike action called by the SEP trade union. The action tomorrow (21 November) follows a very well supported strike on 14 November, part of a long-running campaign by the union dating back to September (see EPSU message of support in September 2014). EPSU congratulates the union not only on being able to mobilise very high levels of support for the action but also doing so in the face of attempts by the (...)

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British Government drafts plan to undermine union

(Press Communication – 20 November 2014) Senior human resource officers in the ministry of revenue and customs in the UK are discussing proposals that would involve marginalizing the PCS, the main civil service union. The plans, leaked in a secret document published by PCS, include reducing the trade union’s facilities time and other measures to destabilize the union and minimize its influence. EPSU, Europe’s leading federation representing civil and public servants of which PCS is a member, (...)

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