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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 March epsucob@NEWS 04

  • The Netherlands

    Historic decision on care contracts

  • Norway

    Confederation calls for real pay rise for 2017

  • Ireland

    Strike threat leads to partial victory

  • Romania

    Union continues push for bonuses for all health workers

  • Europe

    Report reviews pro and cons of telework

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2017 February epsucob@NEWS 03

  • Germany

    Warning strikes and protests to support bargaining

  • Europe

    Pay increase for workers in European institutions

  • The Netherlands

    Unions calls for statutory staffing levels in eldercare

  • U.K.

    Union takes to the streets in teaching assistant dispute

  • Italy

    Union calls for agitation against fire service reorganisation

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