UK - health and civil service strikes go ahead but local government strike suspended: Italy - national demo to support private sector workers providing public services; Ukraine - protests over pay, labour rights and job cuts; Belgium - confederations plan strike action against austerity
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.
UK - health workers to strike over pay; Germany - breakthrough in new agreement in church welfare sector; Italy - federations unite in national demonstration; Spain - public sector pay freeze extended; Greece - strike over cuts in pay and jobs in health sector; Ireland - unions welcome working time ruling
Spain - union criticises lack of social dialogue; UK - build up of action over pay; Italy - good support for Venice strike; Germany - minimum staffing in hospitals and increased minimum wage in care sector; Cyprus - strike over pay cuts threat
UK - union meets minister in fire dispute; Netherlands - care workers protest over job cuts; Italy - call for action on health and safety in waste; UK - care worker maintain campaign against pay cuts; Portugal - new agreement in energy company; Ireland - waste workers fight pay cuts
UK - thousands join coordinated strike; Netherlands - new agreement in local government; Romania - health union holds out for better pay offer; Europe - over 5000 respond to social services pay and conditions survey; Spain - cautious optimism over collective bargaining in public administration; Europe - working time back on the agenda
UK - local government strike; Spain - campaign to restart collective bargaining; Ireland - municipal and health workers in dispute; Germany - campaign on staffing in health and social care; Romania - protests over health workers’ pay
Europe - ETUC reaction to country specific recommendations on pay; UK - public sector pay campaigns and ballots; Italy - strike action in Rome; Norway - new deals in local government and hospitals; Germany - agreement on jobs in Berlin hospital; UK - firefighters take action on pensions
Poland, Germany - minimum wages; Serbia - austerity threat from new government; France - action at Veolia; Europe - UK union wins key holiday pay case; Ireland - pay strategy discussion; Italy - unions challenge government on reforms
France - day of action; UK - home care report and care workers’ action; Sweden - report on temporary workers; Norway - stalemate in municipal negotiations; Europe - IMF and its deregulation agenda
UK - more care workers take action to defend pay; Firefighters take action in Netherlands and UK while Czech firefighters win higher pay; Netherlands - municipal workers to strike over collective agreement; UK - cleaners win improved conditions after industrial action