Turkey - protest over sub-contracting; Croatia - strike and demonstration over labour law; Georgia - support for firefighters; Denmark - dispute in care sector; Netherlands - no progress in local government; Italy - unions to negotiate over Red Cross restructuring
epsucob@NEWS - collective bargaining newsletter
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 rpond epsu.org.
Europe - Parliament reveals Troika attacks on collective bargaining; Portugal - unions successes in defending 35-hour week; UK - municipal unions in dispute; Italy - unions concerned over attacks on pay in local government; Germany - federal and municipal pay claim launched
UK - day of action on local government pay; Portugal - day of action against austerity and solidarity with health workers; France - energy workers mobilise over pay and trade union rights; Germany - union aims to protect health workers; Austria - improved pay deal for public sector
Austria - negotiations resume; UK - campaign for local government pay; Sweden - new gender pay gap data; Portugal - action to defend jobs and pay in Lisbon; Spain - unions’ legal challenges on collective bargaining
Romania - strike threat leads to negotiations; UK - further action in higher education; Germany - government coalition deal includes key union demands; Turkey - confederation plans strike action over budget; France - week of action over pay
Europe - EPSU collective bargaining conference; Spain - victory for cleaning and gardening workers; Sweden - unions pleased by posted workers ruling; Austria - no pay offer yet from employers; Finland and Switzerland agreements in state sector
Greece - general strike against austerity; Portugal national public sector strike against cuts in pay and conditions; UK - education workers strike over pay; Cyprus - nurses face pay cuts; Romania - EPSU supports energy workers
UK - negotiations resume over firefighters’ pensions; Global - PSI delegation to UN over union derecognition; Portugal - demonstrations against austerity; Europe - the zero hours challenge; Denmark - new tool for union to expose costs of workplace hazards
England and Wales - firefighters’ strike; Scotland - firefighters’ ballot; Romania - global union organisation challenges prime minister over labour code; Portugal - constitutional court rejects austerity measures; UK - social care workers continue strike against pay cuts; Sweden - new three-year agreement in private care
Greece - week of action and two-day public sector strike against austerity; Poland - four days of protest against labour, pension and health reforms; Spain - ambulance workers strike in Catalonia; Switzerland - union supports sacked care worker; Portugal - protests over pension changes.