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On 17 December 2010, under the EU Belgian Presidency, the European social partners, TUNED and EUPAE, launched the Social Dialogue Committee for Central Government administrations (SDC CGA) with the support of the European Commission. At the time it was the 40th European Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee.

It followed on from a long period of informal social dialogue that culminated in a successful two-year test phase in 2008 and 2009 on a formal social dialogue. During that period, topics such as equality and diversity, geographical and occupational mobility, trust in governments, information and consultation rights of employees and civil servants were discussed. TUNED is the EPSU-led trade union delegation that consists of affiliates of EPSU and CESI in all EU member states, except Slovenia, as well as Norway and EU candidate countries. The EPSU/CESI cooperation agreement is available here.

The TUNED spokesperson is the chair of the EPSU NEA committee, Britta Lejon, ST, Sweden. EUPAE is the EU Public Administration Employers platform. As of today it consists of the following 16 national administrations : Austria (observer), Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany (observer), Greece, Hungary (observer), Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta (observer), Portugal (observer), Romania, Slovakia, Spain, UK. The secretariat of EUPAE is currently assumed by the French administration (DGAFP), following on from the Belgian administration. The chair of the SDC CGA alternates every year between TUNED and EUPAE, for more information please see rules of procedure of the Committee. The objectives of the Committee are to encourage and develop the social dialogue between the trade unions and employers at European and national levels on issues relevant to the sector, improve the quality of employment and of services provided for the general interest, and respond to the Commission’s consultations on social and employment policy that have an impact on the central government sector. Multiannual workprogrammes are adopted by the Committee (see section adopted documents - latest version NEA work plan 2015-2019).

Find out who is your EPSU representative for National and European Administration here.

Unions sound alarm over functioning of European System of Central Banks and ECB staffing: dangers for the Euro

(13 March 2014) The crucial and critical role of the European financial system on which hundreds of millions of workers, their families, communities and thousands and thousands of businesses, small and large depend is put in danger by staffing, employment and outsourcing policies that seek to squeeze workers in the national central banks and European Central Bank. The ECB makes excessive use of short-term contracts, consultancies, temporary agencies as well as three year contract workers (...)

Joint NEA/LRG tax justice meeting

Tax Justice Joint meeting NEA/LRG Wednesday 9 October 2013 Luxembourg, Jean Monnet Building (room M4), Plateau du Kirchberg Dear Colleagues, As announced in the invitations to the Standing Committee NEA and LRG meetings sent earlier this month, we herewith invite you to a Joint Meeting NEA/LRG on “TAX JUSTICE”. The meeting will take place in Luxembourg, Jean Monnet Building (room M4), Plateau du Kirchberg on 9 October 1013. It will start at 09:00 and end at 16:30 at the latest. A (...)

National & European Administration conference & standing committee (19 & 20 March)

Public services and migrants - Final project conference (2 days)

18-19 September 2012 in Marseilles, France >For detailed information and programme

2012 Annual Growth Survey’s proposals for the modernisation of public administration

Another tale of the missing links
- EPSU Statement, February 2012

EPSU statement to mark International Day against corruption 9 December 2011

(7 December) On 22 and 23 November 2011, European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) affiliates from Western Balkan (Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia) and Norway, met in Belgrade, Serbia, to discuss corruption in public services, notably public administration, judiciary and health sectors. This was the first meeting of EPSU affiliates on this topic with the support of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung - Regional Office for project labour relations (...)

Joint EPSU/ETUI-REHS Education Workshop: Migration policy and migrant workers’ rights (2 days)

Tailler dans les rémunérations et l’emploi du secteur public n’est pas la solution à la crise économique globale

DÉCLARATION DU COMITÉ PERMANENT DE LA FSESP À L’ADRESSE DES INSTITUTIONS NATIONALES ET UE (NEA) Les Organisations Syndicales affiliées à la FSESP, lesquelles représentent des millions de fonctionnaires et travailleurs du Secteur public en Europe, se sont rencontrées le 15 octobre 2009 à Bruxelles. Le Comité a entendu rapport sur les plans gouvernementaux de coupes claires dans les rémunérations, dans les pensions, dans l’emploi et autres conditions du Secteur public. Ce qui va compromettre le (...)

Snoeien in de werkgelegenheid van de openbare sector is geen oplossing voor de economische crisis

Public sector pay and job cuts is not the solution to the global economic crisis

Statement by EPSU Standing Committee on national and EU institutions (NEA) (Brussels, 16 October 2009) EPSU’s trade union affiliates representing millions of state sector civil servants and employees in Europe met on 15 October 2009 in Brussels. The Committee heard direct accounts of government plans to cut public and civil service pay, pensions, other conditions and jobs. These will make it impossible to maintain a high quality public service when people need it most. Ongoing cuts (...)

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