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epsucob@NEWS is EPSU’s newsletter covering developments in collective bargaining and pay and conditions in the public services across Europe. As well as general editions, EPSU also produces some special issues focusing on key topics such as minimum wages, trade union rights, pensions and economic governance. Further special issues are planned for the future. Please send us short updates on collective bargaining in your country so that we can improve the coverage of the newsletter. You can send them to

2017 October epsucob@NEWS 18

  • France

    Public sector unions' joint action mobilises hundreds of thousands

  • The Netherlands

    Action by careworkers secures extra staff

  • Portugal

    Strike action in public services

  • Ireland

    Union puts forwards measures on gender equality

  • Finland

    Union aims for flat-rate pay claim in bargaining round

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2017 September epsucob@NEWS 17

  • Germany

    Strikes and protests over staffing levels

  • Ukraine

    Major protest by health union over pay and healthcare provision

  • Czech Republic

    Union pay campaign calls for further increases

  • Spain

    Unions look for better offer on pay and hours

  • Ireland

    Majority of unions back public sector agreement

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2017 September epsucob@NEWS 16


  • Czech Republic: pay rise confirmed for public sector
  • UK: unions campaign against pay cap
  • Russia: health unions call for more funding
  • EU: ETUC exposes declining wage share
  • France: Strike at Veolia over job cuts
  • Germany: health staff work to rule
  • Austria: call for increased care funding
  • Netherlands: childcare negotiations to focus on flexibility
  • Denmark: unions demand government action on pay gap
  • Norway: nurses' strike passes 100-day mark
  • Europe: Semester analysis shows pressure for bargaining reform
  • Europe: more collective bargaining news from ETUI
  • Italy: health sector bargaining gets underway
  • Spain: overseas development staff take strike action
  • Spain

    Overseas development staff take strike action

  • Czech Republic

    Government confirms public sector pay rise in face of strike threat

  • Denmark

    Unions call for government action to close gender pay gap

  • Germany

    Health workers in hand cleaning work-to-rule

  • Europe

    More collective bargaining news from across Europe

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