“In Europe, the social dimension needs to be in balance with the free market dimension” – CESI speaks to Elisabeth Schroedter MEP

16 Jan 2014, keywords :
With the European Parliament’s elections approaching (22-25 May 2014), it is important that CESI’s members are well informed about the work of current MEPs. CESI is speaking to MEPs working in the Employment and Social Affairs Committee and beyond... Read more

Bem-Bir-Sen marks 20th anniversary and new CESI membership

15 Jan 2014, keywords :
From the 10-11th January, CESI Secretary General Klaus Heeger joined Turkish member organisation Bem-Bir-Sen in celebrating its 20th anniversary as an active trade union in Turkish public administration. The occasion also marked Bem-Bir-Sen’s recent... Read more

Moment of truth for public services: Quality, affordability and social dialogue

Last week, CESI contributed to a seminar at the European Parliament on the importance of public services hosted by Françoise Castex MEP, Chair of the European Parliament’s intergroup on public services. The seminar was organised in collaboration with... Read more

MEP’s, ILO and Council of Europe point the finger at Troika mistakes

9 Jan 2014, keywords : ,
The Employment and Social Affairs Committee of the European Parliament today (9th January) held a hearing on Employment and social aspects of the Troika (ECB, European Commission and IMF) operations with regard to euro area programme countries. The results... Read more

EU leaders focus on Defence and Banking issues at December Summit

14 Dec 2013, keywords :
The European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (CESI) welcomes the fact that EU Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) features at the top of the agenda of the European Council’s December Summit (19-20 December 2013). Economic and social... Read more