Water, Collective Bargaining
Collective bargaining – trends and developments
Collective bargaining is a core activity of trade unions and EPSU’s affiliates negotiate with public service employers at every level. This can range from national public-sector wide bargaining to sector and local negotiations with public sector employers but also private and non-profit providers of public services. EPSU works with the European Trade Union Confederation to try to improve collective bargaining rights for all workers across Europe. We also act as a European information point so that EPSU affiliates are aware of trends in public service negotiations. EPSU’s collective bargaining newsletter provides regular updates on developments across Europe and this briefing gives an overview of the state of play in the main agreements in each country.
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The German union Verdi brought its negotiators together to discuss the coordination of collective bargaining in Europe. Examples of European coordination such as in EPSU (wage coordination guideline, EPSUCOB@, social
A large number of organisations, including EPSU/PSI met to consider European and international developments specifically in the water sector on 29 and 30 June in Brussels. A range of issues was considered: EU internal market, competition and water, EU water facility and EU water initiative, the Services Directive, water and GATS, Commission on Sustainable Development (UN) and water amongst others.