Pandemic doesn’t hinder solidarity at EUI Firenze

Pandemic does not hinder solidarity at the European University Insitute (EUI) in Firenze In March 2020, the Executive Committee of the US-IUE Florence decided to make a donation to two associations that were particularly involved in the fight against Covid-19. "As a trade union, we believe that our founding values are solidarity and assistance, which are not only addressed to our members but to the society around us. This is why it seemed natural to us to offer a small contribution in these particularly difficult times of pandemic", emphasizes Agnès Brouet, president of the US-IUE Florence. Indeed, the pandemic has not hindered solidarity at the EUI in Firenze. With the contribution of EUI staff, US-IUE Florence and the association of former EUI researchers, the Firenze [...]

08 February 2021|Categories: Solidarity, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

PSI is looking for an Advocacy Officer !

PSI is looking for an experienced campaign and advocacy officer to implement our global project “Reclaiming hope: building renewed belief in public services for a just COVID19 recovery “. The ideal PSI advocacy officer will have a demonstrated understanding of the political economy of healthcare and public services, experience in and knowledge of the global trade union movement or civil society advocacy, a strong understanding of global institutions that influence economic, health and labour policies and the capacity to analyse economic data and policy documents to support partners/affiliates in their advocacy. PSI is increasing its capacity to promote quality public services in the post COVID context by supporting its affiliates, and working with allies, to influence national governments and global institutions. The position would suit [...]

11 January 2021|Categories: EPSU|

USF letter to OEACP

USF Letter to OEACP   Dear Secretary General, dear Mr Chikoti, The Union Syndicale Fédérale (USF) urgently calls your attention to the following USF comments about the decision to be taken by the 111th session of the OACPS Council of Ministers, 14 – 17 December 2020. In order to avoid any misunderstanding, it should be stressed that the USF firmly believes in the importance and added value of the EU-ACPS cooperation, in the role of the OACPS Secretariat and in the professional dedication of our colleagues at the Secretariat. The USF also acknowledges the autonomy of the OACPS Secretariat to define and shape the Staff regulations applicable to its staff as being part of its operational autonomy. However, USF is also aware of the OACPS [...]

16 December 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Covid-19 & the world of work

Covid-19 and the world of work: the impact of a pandemic A virus is haunting Europe. And it could strike again. This year’s 20th anniversary issue of our flagship publication Benchmarking Working Europe brings to a growing audience of trade unionists, industrial relations specialists and policymakers a simple warning: beside SARS-CoV-2, the virus that has caused the Covid-19 pandemic and thrown Europe’s economies into a sudden and profound recession, ‘austerity’ is the other nefarious agent from which workers, and Europe as a whole, need to be protected in the challenging months and years ahead. At this point in time, a new wave of austerity could not only undermine the post-Covid recovery, but it could also fundamentally undermine the European social and economic integration project. It is essential [...]

EPO staff goes on strike on 15th December

EPO staff  goes on strike on 15th December After two and a half years of presidency of Mr. Campinos, the situation is again tense at the European Patent Office. Many of the issues inherited from the previous administration have not yet been solved, or only partially solved. In particular staff at the EPO is still denied a fair career progression and a fair and transparent reporting system. Respect for staff and staff representation, people-oriented management, decrease of work pressure and genuine social dialogue are still empty promises that have failed to materialize so far. The cases of some of the SUEPO officials/Staff representatives abusively sanctioned by the Battistelli administration have not been settled and partial impediment of the activities of the staff representation and its [...]

10 December 2020|Categories: EPO, OEB, SUEPO, USF - Union Syndicale Fédérale|Tags: , , , |

Commission Strategy on LGBTIQ+ equality

The Commission presents its first-ever strategy on LGBTIQ+ equality in the EU The European Commission presented today the first-ever EU Strategy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, non-binary, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) equality, as announced by President von der Leyen in her 2020 State of the Union Address. While progress in the EU was made towards LGBTIQ equality over the past years, discrimination against LGBTIQ people persists with 43% feeling discriminated. The COVID-19 crisis has only exacerbated the situation. Today's Strategy addresses the inequalities and challenges affecting LGBTIQ people, setting out a number of targeted actions, including legal and funding measures, for the next 5 years. The Strategy proposes to extend the list of EU crimes to cover hate crime, including homophobic hate speech and hate crime and to [...]

24 November 2020|Categories: Commission, Human rights, Uncategorized|Tags: , |
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