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
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 - 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
Germany - pay rise for federal and local government workers; Greece - strike over job cuts; Portugal - demonstration over austerity and working time; France - waste workers take action; Italy - unions campaign at Red Cross; Denmark - care home collapse threatens jobs
Germany: warning strikes support federal/local negotiations; Switzerland: care network protests over private company; Scotland: police staff balloted over industrial action; Croatia: EPSU letter protests over government attack on collective bargaining
Greece - public sector strikes against job cuts; Europe - unions concerned over ECB employment conditions; Germany - warning strikes in public sector pay negotiations; UK - employers sign up to ethical care charter; Spain - confederations meet government and employers on social dialogue
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