The European Federation of Public Services Unions (EPSU) has called for a celebration of the public service workers’ contributions during the Covid-19 pandemic on the annual United Nations day of public services tomorrow (Tuesday 23rd June).
EPSU says arguments for cuts to funding and wage freezes are starting in some countries, even while public service workers are applauded for their work during the crisis.
Fórsa is an active member of the federation, which plans to highlight union demands for fundamental change and a determination to resist any new austerity policies advocated by employers or governments.
UN public service day will be used to celebrate the work of public service workers across Europe and remember the many public servants who have been infected, hospitalised and even died in service.
The EPSU celebration will draw on Fórsa’s ‘hidden heroes’ campaign, which told the stories of Ireland’s public servants responding to the pandemic and its changing demands on public services.
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