Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for the Hospital and Healthcare Sector: Main activities and outcomes in 2018

In this document you can find the highlights of the work of the HOSPEEM-EPSU Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for the Hospital and Healthcare Sector. In 2018 the Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for the Hospital and Healthcare Sector  dealt with a wide range of topics in the framework of the EPSU-HOSPEEM Joint Work Programme and carried out project-related activities.

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Regional Workshop 1: Eastern Europe

The first Regional Workshop of the HOSPEEMEPSU joint project “Strengthening Social Dialogue in the Hospital Sector in the East, South and Central Europe”, took place on 14 June 2019 in Bucharest, Romania. The workshop was organised by Sanitas (EPSU affiliate, Romania) and co-organised by EPSU.#EUSocDia

The geographical focus of this first workshop was on Eastern Europe, specifically targeted at Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland and Romania. The event gathered around 30 participants, EPSU and HOSPEEM members as well as representatives from trade unions and employers from the four targeted countries and from beyond as well as academia. HOSPEEM and EPSU members from other EU member states were invited to participate to share their experiences.

Media release, agenda and video

Media release
Video address by Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility (DG EMPL)

Presentations (As of 25th June 2019):

HOSPEEM-EPSU Joint project on strengthening social dialogue in the hospital sector, Simone Mohrs (European Hospital and Healthcare Employers’ Association-HOSPEEM)
Introduction to the European Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for the Hospital Sector, Mathias Maucher (European Federation of Public Service Union-EPSU)
Discussion of draft fact sheets of Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary and Poland and priorities of participants, Marta Kahancová and Barbora Holubová (Central European Labour Studies Institute-CELSI)
The European Semester process, Mathias Maucher (European Federation of Public Service Union-EPSU)
Swedish good practice on the European Semester, Sandra Bergendorff (Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions-SALAR)
Discussion and exchange on challenges faced by social partners in the region (contributions from Sanitas in Romania, HOSPEEM,  FTU-HS in Bulgaria with Slava Zlatanova’s presentation in EN and BG)

Report and fact sheets

 Fact sheet Bulgaria
 Fact sheet Hungary
 Fact sheet Poland
 Fact sheet Romania
 Regional workshop report – Eastern Europe 

Photos and graphics

Photo gallery
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Workshop 2: Southern Europe, Rome, Italy (15.05.2019)
Workshop 3: Central Europe, Zagreb, Croatia

Strengthening Social Dialogue project description (2019-2020)
European Sectoral Social Dialogue activities overview (2006-2019)

EPSU has also published an article on this topic.

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This project has received financial support from the European Union

Danish Regions’ committee study visit in Brussels, May 2019

On 09 to 10 May 2019, the Danish Regions’ Wage and Practitioners Committee visited HOSPEEM in Brussels. The Committee is constituted by regional politicians and advises the Danish Regions’ board of directors on matters related to collective agreements and development with regard to hospital staff as well as the general practitioners, practicing specialist, physiotherapists etc. The Committee has a big focus on recruitment, wages, work environment, pensions, the development of staff skills and medical coverage.

The HOSPEEM staff gave an overview of its latest activities and achievement, highlighting the Joint Declaration on Continuing Professional Development, the Code of Conduct on Ethical Recruitment and the follow-up report on the medical sharps. The Committee also met with representatives from the European Commission having the opportunity to discuss Denmark in the European Semester, the European Social Dialogue as well as the latest legislative developments on occupational safety and labour law.

HOSPEEM Study visit to France in May 2019

On 9 May 2019, HOSPEEM visited its French member’s organisation, the Federation of private not for profit healthcare institutions and care services – FEHAP.

HOSPEEM had a meeting with Mr. François Grimonprez, FEHAP Director for Networks and Institutional Services. The meeting provided with the opportunity to exchange information on FEHAP and HOSPEEM current priorities and challenges and discuss EU main topics and initiatives in the healthcare and hospital sector. It also allowed to get an insight into the system of collective bargaining in France and into the role of the independent employers in the healthcare sector.

Institut Mutualiste Montsouris

HOSPEEM also had the chance to visit the Institut Mutualiste Montsouris, FEHAP member and to meet with the Director of Communication, Ms. Laurence Bourgine, who provided with an insight view of the hospital’s surgical expertise and its innovative approach to patients’ treatment and well-being.

HOSPEEM would like to thank François Grimonprez, Laetitia Tibourtine, as well as the Institut Mutualiste Montsouris for the warm welcome and the fruitful exchange.