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January 27, 2021

Social Employers and EPSU, partners in EU-OSHA campaign “Healthy Workplaces – Lighten the load”

The Social Employers and the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) are joining the EU-OSHA 'Healthy Workplaces - Lighten the Load' campaign as official partners.

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EU Commission country reports on COVID-19: Socio-economic consequences and policy responses

September 30, 2020 - Policy News

EU Commission country reports on COVID-19: Socio-economic consequences and policy responses

The European Commission has published 16 European country reports, providing key information on the socio-economic consequences and policy responses to COVID-19.

2019 Annual Activity Report

August 1, 2020 - Annual Activity Reports

2019 Annual Activity Report

The Social Employers presents their 2019 Annual Activity Report, to give an overview of the results and developments achieved during the year.

Social Employers initiatives on COVID-19

July 9, 2020

Social Employers initiatives on COVID-19

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Social Employers has taken actions to support social services in facing the numerous challenges.

Gender equality and long-term care at home

July 1, 2020

Gender equality and long-term care at home

The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) recently published a report on formal homebased care across the EU and the position of women as a worker and user.

German EU Council Presidency: AWO calls for more sustainable, social and solidarity-based EU measures

July 1, 2020 - Members News

German EU Council Presidency: AWO calls for more sustainable, social and solidarity-based EU measures

On July 1, 2020, Germany takes over the EU Council Presidency for six months. AWO (Workers' Welfare Association), whose employer’s association (AGV AWO) is a member of the Social Employers, has set its expectations and formulated its demands on the German EU Council Presidency in a position paper.

OECD report : “Who cares? Attracting an retaining care workers for the elderly"

July 1, 2020

OECD report : “Who cares? Attracting an retaining care workers for the elderly"

On 22nd June, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published a report presenting a cross-country assessment of long-term care (LTC) workers. Even if it considers a larger geographical zone than the EU, this report is full of assessments and good practices that can be taken into consideration in all the social services in the EU.

Meeting on Safe and healthy workplaces in Social Services during and after the COVID-19 pandemic and the role of Social Partners

June 25, 2020 - Project News

Meeting on Safe and healthy workplaces in Social Services during and after the COVID-19 pandemic and the role of Social Partners

On 9th June 2020, the Social Employers and EPSU co-hosted the 3rd European Thematic Meeting in the framework of DialogueS, online in the form of a Webinar. The topic of discussion was “Safe and healthy workplaces in Social Services during and after the COVID-19 pandemic and the role of Social Partners".

Joint position paper on recruitment and retention in European Social Services

June 24, 2020 - Social Dialogue News

Joint position paper on recruitment and retention in European Social Services

The Federation of European Social Employers together with the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) developed a joint position paper on Recruitment and Retention in European Social Services.

The consequences of demographic change according to the European Commission

June 18, 2020 - Policy News

The consequences of demographic change according to the European Commission

On 17 june, the Commission released a report which will provide the basis of a consultation leading to a European action plan in 2021 to address demographic issues. This action plan will have an impact on social policies and in healthcare sector.

Online Summit: Social services and Covid-19: what role for EU?

June 11, 2020

Online Summit: Social services and Covid-19: what role for EU?

On 25th June, an online summit will take place to discuss the role of the European Union in supporting social services provision.

Joint EPSU/Social Employers Webinar: Safe and healthy workplaces in Social Services during and after the COVID-19 pandemic and the role of Social Partners

June 4, 2020 - Social Dialogue News Project News

Joint EPSU/Social Employers Webinar: Safe and healthy workplaces in Social Services during and after the COVID-19 pandemic and the role of Social Partners

On Tuesday 9th June, the Social Employers together with EPSU will host their 3rd European Thematic Meeting in the framework of the DialogueS Project.

Social Employers’ Webinar: Covid-19 & employers' responses

April 23, 2020 - Policy News

Social Employers’ Webinar: Covid-19 & employers' responses

On 20th March the Social Employers hosted a webinar to discuss about the initiatives developed by social services employers to respond to the Covid-19 outbreak in the sector.

Joint European Roadmap towards lifting COVID-19 containment measures

April 23, 2020 - Policy News

Joint European Roadmap towards lifting COVID-19 containment measures

The European Commission and the President of the European Council launched in mid-April a joint European Roadmap. It is an exit strategy with recommendations to Member States.

Austrian Social economy collective agreement: Negotiators agree on a salary increase of 2.7 percent for 2020

April 22, 2020 - Members News

Austrian Social economy collective agreement: Negotiators agree on a salary increase of 2.7 percent for 2020

Employee and employer representatives in the social economy in Austria have concluded their negotiations on a collective agreement.

COVID-19: The Social Employers and EPSU Joint Letter to the European Commission

April 20, 2020 - Social Dialogue News

COVID-19: The Social Employers and EPSU Joint Letter to the European Commission

On 17th April, the Social Employers together with the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU), sent a joint letter to Nicolas Schmit, Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights and to Stella Kyriakides, Commissioner for Health to call to action on COVID-19.

2020 European Semester: Country reports on the EU members states

April 8, 2020

2020 European Semester: Country reports on the EU members states

On 26 February 2020, the European Commission has published the European Semester Winter Package, including 28 country reports in all EU member states languages.

ILO conventions and COVID-19

April 3, 2020

ILO conventions and COVID-19

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.

Social Employers meet with Cabinet of Nicolas Schmit

April 1, 2020

Social Employers meet with Cabinet of Nicolas Schmit

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.

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