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Priority 5: Trade union renewal


Following a resolution taken at its Congress in 2014, recruiting and organising have become a priority for the European Public Service Union (EPSU). It has worked with the ETUI on three workshops since then, with a further one planned for January 2019. With the focus on Central and Eastern Europe, it is clear that the number of affiliates interested in this work is increasing and that the cooperation with the ETUI is well appreciated.

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  • To identify which organising approach is most effective and when (depending on resources, status of a union’s development);
  • To improve knowledge on organising / recruiting methods and practices (see campaigning);
  • To exchange positive examples of strategy development and organising methods at local level;
  • To demonstrate the advantages of working together in a European trade union dimension;
  • To recognise the positive impact of local and national trade union recruitment, membership and organising capacities in influencing decisions affecting members.