Italy - national protest over collective bargaining; Bosnia - demonstration against labour law; UK - National Gallery campaign to escalate; Ireland - unions welcome new collective bargaining law; Austria - more workers covered by collective bargaining
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.
Greece - anti-austerity strike; UK - anger over attack on right to strike; Germany - urgent action needed in eldercare; Italy - national protest over collective bargaining; Bulgaria - strike action by social assistance workers
Health and social services - action over pay and staffing in Germany, Netherlands and Belgium; Czech Republic - coordinated action on pay planned for 2016; Italy - unions mobilise over collective bargaining and reform; Finland - confederations agree to extend framework agreement
Germany - social services strike suspended for arbitration; Belgium - non-profit unions mobilise; Ireland - unions consult over pay restoration agreement; France - health protests over cuts and working time; Italy - mobiisations begin over collective bargaining
Germany - social services strike; Turkey - initial victory for hospital workers; France - hospital workers’ demonstrate over working time; Denmark - key agreement with private care provider; Austria - agreement covering non-profit hospitals
Germany - childcare and social care workers on all-out strike; Europe - ETUC analysis of country-specific recommendations on wages; Ireland - unions welcome draft collective bargaining legislation; Spain - new agreement for social services workers
UK - health workers’ industrial action in Northern Ireland; Germany - social services workers balloted on all out strike; Spain - Federation report details attacks on public sector; Sweden - study into pressures faced by social services workers; Ireland - talks on pay in prospect
Belgium, France and Portugal - anti-austerity action; Netherlands - civil service negotiations start; Germany - pay deal for regional government workers; UK - Royal staff vote for action
Germany - warning strikes in waste, regional government and social services; UK - waste workers and National Gallery employees take action; France - anti-austerity strike on 9 April; Sweden - union members involved in collective bargaining
Portugal - public sector strike; Spain - gender pay gap; Italy - mobilisation in provincial government; Austria - pay deal in hospitals; Germany - better pay in elder care