EU - staff strike over cuts; Poland, Slovenia, Czech Republic and Portugal - national campaigns against austerity and labour reforms; Spain: unions call for negotiations
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.
This special issue of the newsletter is a round-up of recent research work that focuses on austerity and collective bargaining, particularly in the public sector. The publications covered are from the European Commission (DG Employment), the International Labour Organisation, International Trade Union Confederation, ETUI and from various other research organisations.
France - waste sector day of action; UK - three-month industrial action campaign; Ireland - national agreement rejected in ballot; Switzerland - right to strike case taken to ILO; Sweden - strike in local government
UK - PCS begins industrial action; France - energy unions’ action on pay; Russia - positive result after long pay campaign; Austria and Netherlands - action by healthworkers
EU - wages conference; Greece - general strikes and protests against attack on right to strike; Portugal - demonstrations against austerity; Ireland - latest on Croke Park negotiations; Spain - union reports reveal failure of labour reforms
Public sector strikes against austerity in Slovenia and Bosnia; Ballot for strike action in UK; Pay in the public sector - getting the facts right in Italy and Ireland; Civil service unions demonstrate over threat to career progression in Belgium
This is a special issue of the newsletter providing background information for the conference on wages on 1st February 2013 organised by DG Employment and the European Council’s Employment Committee and involving national and European trade union and employer organisations.
EPSU collective bargaining conference report; Greece - public sector strike; Europe - tripartite meeting on wages; Pay claims submitted in local and regional government in Sweden and Germany and private health sector in Austria
Europe - DG ECFIN view on collective bargaining; Health worker strikes in Estonia, Spain, Croatia and France; ILO criticises attacks on collective bargaining in Greece and investigates attacks in Spain
Greece, Spain, Portugal: general strikes against austerity; Sweden: unions coordinate to tackle low pay; Turkey: action on public sector bargaining rights; Slovakia: bargaining challenges in health sector; Macedonia: first private sector energy agreement