As reported in the February EPSU trade update, TiSA negotiations have come to a halt and there are uncertainties about the future of the negotiations, at least until the position of the US is clearer. The draft final Sustainability Impact Assessment (SIA) and the report of the civil dialogue meeting on 17 May that discussed the SIA is available. EPSU reiterated its concerns over the lack of protection for public services and workers’ rights. A number of organisations have published further studies about the negative impact of TiSA: In May the ITF (International Transport Federation) published research into the effects [...]
Judgment of 10 May 2017, in Case T-754/14 : The General Court annuls the Commission’s refusal to register the proposed European citizens’ initiative (ECI) ‘Stop TTIP’. The General Court upholds citizens’ rights ! The ‘Stop TTIP’ Citizens' Committee, having collected 3.3 million signatures, submitted to the European Commission a proposed European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) . The European Commission refused to register it. The Citizens' Committee then brought an action before the General Court for the annulment of that Commission decision. The General Court upheld the action (judgment T-754/14) . The Commission argued, inter alia, that the Commission and the Council [...]
News from EPSU - Special edition The voice of 8 million European public services workers Welcome to this special edition of the EPSU Newsletter, two crucial events took place in the European trade unions and European Union sphere, last week, which we believe merit the focus of their own publication. The launch of the ETUC’s ‘Europe Needs a Pay Rise - Its Time for Our Recovery campaign, which took place in Brussels on the 14th and 15th of February, marked a new step in union action to end the austerity policies which have blighted the European Union, undermined Europe’s [...]
EPSU Circular LC n° 33 (2016) Update on CETA December 2016 and request for action
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