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January 15, 2021

Social care workforce and COVID-19 vaccination across EU countries + UK

All countries across Europe have launched or are launching their COVID-19 vaccination programmes. Vaccine doses are limited at this point, and countries have defined priority groups for vaccination, including those persons most at risk of infection and mortality.

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UNIPSO - Digitalisation at the service of social enterprises

January 24, 2020 - Members News

UNIPSO - Digitalisation at the service of social enterprises

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.

Long-term care in an ageing society: Social Employers participate in stakeholder session

January 23, 2020

Long-term care in an ageing society: Social Employers participate in stakeholder session

The European Commission is working on an important topic for social services employers: long-term care in an ageing society.

January 1, 2020 - Newsletters

Newsletters

The Social Employers aims at disseminating news and development on social services sector and social dialogue through different communication channels.

Season's Greetings

December 20, 2019

Season's Greetings

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.

OECD Report on collective bargaining to improve labour market performances

December 3, 2019 - Policy News

OECD Report on collective bargaining to improve labour market performances

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.

 UNIPSO – Round table on the attractiveness of work in the care sector

November 25, 2019 - Members News

UNIPSO – Round table on the attractiveness of work in the care sector

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.

 A report to make elderly care work more attractive in France

November 5, 2019 - Policy News

A report to make elderly care work more attractive in France

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.

Public Procurement in Social Services: Social Objectives and Considerations

October 30, 2019 - Social Dialogue News Policy News / Project News

Public Procurement in Social Services: Social Objectives and Considerations

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.

DialogueS Project 1st European Thematic Meeting:  Socially responsible Public Procurement for Social Services

October 11, 2019 - Project News

DialogueS Project 1st European Thematic Meeting: Socially responsible Public Procurement for Social Services

The Social Employers and ESPU will host their first European Thematic Meeting in the framework of the DialogueS Project: “Socially responsible Public Procurement for Social Services”, taking place the 17th October in Brussels.

Building EU social dialogue for the social services sector: time to move to the next level!

September 26, 2019 - Social Dialogue News Project News

Building EU social dialogue for the social services sector: time to move to the next level!

The Federation of European Social Employers and the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) developed a joint letter addressed to the European Commissioner, to reaffirm their willingness to further engage and promote an effective EU-level social dialogue for the social services sector.

Luxembourg: New report examines characteristics of social sector and social dialogue

September 17, 2019 - Policy News

Luxembourg: New report examines characteristics of social sector and social dialogue

The report outlines the main characteristics of the social services sector in Luxembourg. It also focuses on the different actors involved in social dialogue and collective bargaining agreements in the sector.

NEW: Social Employers leaflet in six languages

August 16, 2019 - Social Dialogue News

NEW: Social Employers leaflet in six languages

The Social Employers leaflet is now available in six different languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Czech.

New report sheds light on Danish social dialogue in social services

August 9, 2019 - Social Dialogue News Policy News

New report sheds light on Danish social dialogue in social services

The report outlines the main characteristics of the Danish social services sector and its different Collective Bargaining Agreements. It focuses on the different forms of social dialogue in social services and key issues that are discussed. Future prospects of social dialogue in social services are highlighted before the report moves to conclusions and recommendations.

Joint Position Paper on Digitalisation in the social services sector

July 19, 2019 - Social Dialogue News Policy News / Project News

Joint Position Paper on Digitalisation in the social services sector

The Federation of European Social Employers together with the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) developed a joint position paper on digitalisation in the social services sector.

Another step towards the establishment of European social dialogue for social services

July 9, 2019

Another step towards the establishment of European social dialogue for social services

On 27th June, the Social Employers and EPSU held a Thematic Seminar at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in Brussels, discussing “European Social Dialogue for the Social Services Sector – state of play and ways forward”. The full-day event with 75 participants was the final conference of the PESSIS+ project, that aims to develop European sectoral social dialogue for the social services sector.

Social Employers host side-event at Annual Convention for Inclusive Growth 2019

May 28, 2019

Social Employers host side-event at Annual Convention for Inclusive Growth 2019

On 20th May, the Social Employers, together with EASPD and EPSU, hosted a side-event at the Annual Convention for Inclusive Growth (ACIG) in Brussels. The event title was: “How can investment in social services workforce deliver inclusive growth? Innovative approaches in recruitment, retention and training.”

Social Employers meet Romanian Employers Organisations

May 17, 2019 - Social Dialogue News

Social Employers meet Romanian Employers Organisations

On 17th May, the Social Employers met with their Romanian members FONSS in Bucharest. The joint event, that brought together 25 participants, discussed the state of play of social dialogue in the Romanian social services sector and introduced the Social Employers’ work at European level.

"Putting social matters at the heart of Europe”

May 16, 2019

"Putting social matters at the heart of Europe”

The European Commission launched a new publication highlighting how their policies supported employment, social affairs, skills and labour mobility during the period 2014-2019.

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