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

September 26, 2019

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.


The joint letter, presented at the  PESSIS+ final conference, is addressed to Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility. The letter informs the Commission about the cooperation between the two organisations, the progress made and achievements of their common project work. It also presents the interest of both organisations “to work towards a coverage of the whole sector of social services by structures of EU-level social dialogue”.

The social services sector is one of the biggest job creators in Europe and is essential to ensure social cohesion, sustainable and inclusive economic growth and job creation. Despite its economic and social importance, the social services sector is not yet recognised in structured EU-level sectoral social dialogue.

Read the letter to the Commission here

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