The Social Employers together with the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU), developed a joint statement on COVID-19 outbreak: the impact on social services and needed support measures.Read more
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) released on March 23, a set of frequently asked questions (FAQ) about ILO conventions in the context of COVID-19 outbreak.
On 4th March, representatives of the Social Employers met with Ms Ana Carla Pereira, Employment and Social Advisor of the Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, Nicolas Schmit, and Mr Sven Matzke deputy head of Social Dialogue unit at European Commission DG employment.
The Social Employers together with the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU), developed a joint statement on COVID-19 outbreak: the impact on social services and needed support measures.
On 27th February 2020, the Social Employers and EPSU co-hosted the second European Thematic Meeting in the framework of DialogueS. The topic of the discussion was “How to manage diversity and mobility of the workforce in more attractive social services”.
On 14th February The Social Employers together with Margarita and Pepsae, hosted a national event in Athens on the topic “Social Services and sectoral social dialogue: strengthening the capacity of social partners”.
On the 5th March the von der Leyen Commission launched the EU Gender Equality Strategy, as a framework for the Commission to work for a Union of Equality.
The report outlines the main characteristics regarding employment, industrial relations, qualifications and training, and working conditions in the social services sector, as well as the main challenges the sector faces across Europe.
On 10th December, the Social Employers and EPSU hosted together with their national partner NASO (National Alliance for Social Responsibility) an event in Sofia that discussed the state of play of sectoral social dialogue in the Bulgarian social services sector.
On 27 and 28 January, the Social Employers attended the DDSkills kick-off meeting in Athens. The meeting was hosted by the project coordinator To Ergastiri, a Greek non-profit organisation for the support, counselling and social integration of adults with learning disabilities.
NEXEM launched a communication to boost the implementation of the project for “Old Age and Autonomy” presented before autumn 2019 by the French President.
The Social Employers, together with their Romanian member FONSS and the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU), hosted a national event in Bucharest on the topic “Social Services and sectoral social dialogue: strengthening the capacity of social partners”.
UNIPSO, Belgian member of the Federation of European Social Employers, co-organised a conference on 14th January 2020 on the effects of digitalisation in the personal services sector, particularly on employment, on organisational processes, and on the nature and quality of services.
The European Commission is working on an important topic for social services employers: long-term care in an ageing society.
As another year comes to an end, we wanted to take a moment to wish you a merry Christmas, a happy 2020 and to highlight the positive developments made during 2019 to improve the social services sector.
Newly OECD findings on collective bargaining as a tool to respond to the new trends affecting the world of work and to prevent rising labour market inequalities.
On 19th November, at the “Human Professions Day” in Toulouse, our Belgian member UNIPSO together with the Social Employers and in cooperation with NEXEM, participated in a round table to share their thoughts and experiences on the theme of attractiveness of care work.
The newly published report, developed by the former French minister of Labour Myriam El Khomri, proposes 59 measures to improve the image of elderly care work in France.
On 17th October, the Social Employers and EPSU co-hosted a European Meeting on the topic “Socially responsible Public Procurement for Social Services”. Speakers and participants included representatives of Employers and Trade Unions, as well as from European Institutions.