The president of EPSU is Anne-Marie Perret, FGF-FO, France and Carola Fischbach-Pyttel is the General Secretary. The Vice-Presidents are Dave Prentis, UNISON, UK, Jaana Laitinen-Pesola, TEHY, Finland, Isolde Kunkel-Weber, Ver.di, Germany and Mikhail Kuzmenko, HWURF, Russia.
2011 draws to a close. We have seen persistent attacks on public services and workers’ rights across the continent amidst growing uncertainty over the future of the Euro and indeed the ‘European project’ as a whole.
A number of immense challenges lie before us, but in facing these we can build on the not insignificant successes of this year and take inspiration from the EPSU coordinated action around 30 November. This was made up of major trade union actions, strikes, (...)
(20 April 2011) On April 13th several members of the European Federation of Public Services Unions (EPSU) Executive Committee met with Commissioner Maria Damanaki to discuss the future of Europe, the current austerity measures and the role of the Commission and the trade unions. The meeting took place at the International Trade Union House in the context of the EPSU Executive Committee.
Maria Damanaki, Greek Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, had already spoken at the (...)
(26th November 2010)
Dear Delegates, Dear colleagues,
First of all, I would like to greet you on behalf of EPSU (the European Federation of Public Service Unions) and to thank you for inviting me to your congress. I am here today speaking at the SEK congress while the European Union is facing its most difficult days since its setting up in the 50’s. These are not only difficult days for the EU, but also for the workers and the trade unions who are facing unseen challenges since the Second (...)
Les services publics sont sous pression, ils sont l’objet d’attaques incessantes de la part de tous les gouvernements en Europe. Faut-il rappeler que cette crise n’est pas la faute aux travailleurs et travailleuses, à toutes celles et tous ceux qui travaillent dans les secteurs clés pour la prospérité et le bien être des nos sociétés : fonctionnaires et agents publics, personnel des soins de santé, pompiers, éboueurs, etc. La crise a été générée par les banquiers et les gouvernements ont (...)
(2 September 2010)
Please receive our warmest congratulations and best wishes for the imminent change in your professional life. I know you have seen quite a few ministers of health during your time as president of the union. So you have plenty of insight in the dealings of the ministry of health and this should equip you well for the challenges to come. I do not know of a country where the ministry of health is not a complicated portfolio. High demands are supposed to be met (...)
DOCUMENTS ADOPTED BY THE ETUC CONGRESS
Seville, 21 - 24 May 2007
The ETUC Congress was attended by 790 delegates from 81 confederations and 12 industry federations. The EPSU delegation list is enclosed.
The documents adopted by the 11th ETUC Congress are:
1. The Seville Manifesto
2. ETUC Charter on Gender Mainstreaming in Trade Unions.
3. ETUC Constitution
4. Activity report
5. Strategy and Action Plan (which includes the adopted statement: On the Offensive on Pay - Towards (...)