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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.
The Social Employers aims at disseminating news and development on social services sector and social dialogue through different communication channels.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Social Employers leaflet is now available in six different languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Czech.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
The European Commission launched a new publication highlighting how their policies supported employment, social affairs, skills and labour mobility during the period 2014-2019.