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
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.
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
Europe - Parliament reveals Troika attacks on collective bargaining; Portugal - unions successes in defending 35-hour week; UK - municipal unions in dispute; Italy - unions concerned over attacks on pay in local government; Germany - federal and municipal pay claim launched
UK - day of action on local government pay; Portugal - day of action against austerity and solidarity with health workers; France - energy workers mobilise over pay and trade union rights; Germany - union aims to protect health workers; Austria - improved pay deal for public sector
Austria - negotiations resume; UK - campaign for local government pay; Sweden - new gender pay gap data; Portugal - action to defend jobs and pay in Lisbon; Spain - unions’ legal challenges on collective bargaining
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
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