Opportunities for motivated stagiaires in EPSU

People’s Climate March demands action of governments- EU to be serious about climate change in 2030 plans

Hundred thousands of people and many union members among them will take to the streets to demand action on climate change across the world this Sunday 21 September. EPSU extends its solidarity greetings to this broad social movement which is campaigning to address climate change and for more social justice. With the marches people urge government leaders to take bold steps to ensure global warming remains only 2 degrees by the end of the century. There is much scientific evidence that (...)

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Defending social dialogue, pay and conditions for ECB employees

(19 September 2014) EPSU signed an agreement to extend information and consultation rights to workers employed in the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) with European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi, 17 September 2014. The SSM will execute the specific tasks of the ECB concerning policies relating to the supervision of credit institutions. The SSM brings together workers of the ECB and the national authorities of Member States who will work in integrated structures, in particular (...)

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Guidelines adopted on Strengthening Migration and Anti-Discrimination in Local and Regional Government

(18 September 2014) The Social Partners in Local and Regional Government have adopted guidelines on strengthening migration and anti-discrimination in local and regional government in their meeting on 17 September 2014. The social partners in local and regional government ask for a broader policy of social inclusion and diversity but with a particular emphasis in strengthening the inclusion of migrants into the workplace. The social partners would like to take responsibility at European (...)

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Trade Unions from across the globe meet to discuss about the new wave of trade agreements

(17 September 2014) Public services unions worldwide are determined to open to public scrutiny a new wave of global trade agreements, which are now being discussed behind closed doors. Public Services International (PSI) organised a Global Trade Summit 2014, in Washington, D.C., where union leaders from all over the world discussed with the media the growing concerns about the effects of public service trade policies. Unions from across the globle, including EPSU and several of its (...)

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New Commission must end corporate dominance of EU expert groups

(Brussels 29 August 2014) New European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker needs to tackle the persistent over-representation of corporate interests in European Commission ‘expert groups’ warn trade unions and transparency organisations. These organisations (ETUC, EPSU, UNI & CEO) have highlighted this fundamental issue with the EU’s advisory groups in response to the European Ombudsman’s public consultation on the topic that closed yesterday (see document below). Expert groups (...)

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