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Collective Bargaining 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.

  • Estonia

    Confederation backs calls for pay rises for frontline workers

  • U.K.

    Health workers in Scotland offered 4% pay rise

  • Belgium

    New agreement but also union action in non-profit sector and childcare

  • Austria

    Call for collective agreement and better procurement in waste sector

  • Portugal

    Unions set to mobilise across water company

  • Europe

    ETUC calls for rapid progress on minimum wage directive

  • Sweden

    Report reveals impact of energy deregulation on working conditions

  • France

    Unions mobilise in childcare and energy sectors

  • Finland

    Firefighters win working time case

  • Germany

    Union stages protests in private health company

  • Spain

    Unions welcome increased funding for care sector

  • Romania

    ETUC and ITUC write protest letter to government

  • Ireland

    Union sets out key demands for an agreement on remote working

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  • Germany

    Church-based care provider rejects sector minimum wage

  • Belgium

    Day of action over cross-sector negotiations

  • Italy

    Unions sign innovation pact in public administration

  • Ireland

    Union welcomes proposal on childcare sector pay

  • U.K.

    Union anger over 1% pay offer for health workers

  • Sweden

    Emergency agreement implemented across several regions

  • Spain

    Unions want action on precarious employment

  • France

    Unions continue push for pay rises for all health and social care workers

  • Switzerland

    Health unions secure national talks on pay and conditions

  • Romania

    Public sector union protests set to continue

  • Slovenia

    Unions reject government proposals on pay

  • Norway

    Private sector health agreement reduces gap with public sector

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  • Norway

    Victory for union in private health dispute

  • Romania

    Unions continue protests against pay freeze

  • U.K.

    Civil service union secures 13% pay rise over three years

  • Italy

    Unions continue to mobilise for new agreement in public administration

  • Austria

    Union calls for paid internships in healthcare

  • Germany

    Red Cross workers agree on 3.4% pay rise

  • Ireland

    Union threatens strike action over job evaluation

  • Switzerland

    Union pushes for wider application of COVID-19 bonuses

  • Belgium

    Confederations organise protest to unblock cross-sector negotiations

  • Greece

    Prison services union takes action over safety and staffing

  • Europe

    European Commission finally publishes pay transparency directive

  • Europe

    Sweden

    Study highlights union role in response to pandemic

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