The European Federation of Public Services Unions (EPSU) has called for a celebration of the contribution of public services workers to our communities, who have often put their lives at risk, on the annual United Nations day of public services which takes place this Wednesday (23rd June).
EPSU says that in the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis, we must ‘build back better’ by investing in quality public services with adequate staffing and qualified workers to ensure a fairer future for all.
The pandemic has shown how important the contribution of our members and other essential workers is to keep our society going.
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.