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
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 - 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.
UK - firefighters back strike over pensions; and social care workers strike to defend pay; Germany - new church collective agreement; Portugal - courts blocks civil service dismissal law; Spain - ambulance workers take action in Catalonia; Italy - cautious welcome for initiative on precarious workers;
Greece: further action against job cuts; Portugal: campaigning against 40-hour week; Spain: health ministry undermines collective bargaining; Europe: map shows wage trends
Greece - general strike and municipal strike action over jobs; France - unions plan day of action over pensions, pay and jobs; Italy - unions agree protocol over negotiations to cut waste; Georgia - some progress on labour code
Portugal - wide support for anti-austerity general strike; Italy - health professionals to strike against cuts; Sweden - busworkers win improvements in pay and conditions; UK - care workers take action to defend jobs and pay