The winner of the Silver Rose Awards 2011 in the European Category is the Latvian Trade Union of Health and Social Care Employees (LVSADA).
Nominated by the Party of European Socialists (PES), LVSADA was founded in 1990 and is made up of over 12,500 doctors, health care practitioners, social care workers, pharmacists, junior medical staff, teachers, students and other health care facility workers. The Union fights for higher wages, shorter working hours and safe working conditions for social and health care employees in Latvia. In a climate of budget cuts implemented by the Latvian government, LVSADA´s latest achievement is collecting 54,000 signatures from Latvian residents calling for accessible and high quality health care in the country.
Join us in celebrating this year´s awards ceremony, hosted by Véronique de Keyser MEP, in the European Parliament in Brussels on 1 March at 7pm.