The Post and Telecoms Trade Council gathers representatives to share their expertise, compare national reforms, exchange best practices and elaborate opinions on EU initiatives in this field.
Telecommunications and postal services are services of general interest and as such play a central role for European citizens and businesses alike. Liberalisation strategies targeting the sector have not benefited European citizens, but have had a negative impact on the services delivered and working conditions. Privatisation and competition are challenging the sectors’ organisational structures, putting growing pressure on employees in telecommunications and postal services.
CESI is working to works to re-establish decent working conditions for all workers in the sector. Healthy workplaces aiming to achieve significant stress reduction as well as payment structures allowing for a decent living are at the heart of our work.
In 2017, the Trade Council will focus on working towards an operational ‘Committee to assess economic regulation in the telecommunications sector’ (CEREST), addressing impacts of digitalisation in the post and telecom sectors, achieving better flexible working time organisation schemes for workers in the post and telecoms sectors, creating more age-appropriate working places, fighting social dumping in the post and telecoms sectors as well as raising awareness about problems related to liberalisations in the post and telecoms sectors.
Leadership of the Council
Policy adviser, CESI General Secretariat