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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.

  • Czech Republic

    Union secures COVID payments for emergency medical workers

  • Ukraine

    Unions continue campaign against labour deregulation

  • Austria

    Unions call for bonus for health and care workers

  • Netherlands

    Energy sector workers to get 2.0% pay increase

  • Germany

    Health and social care: union defends works council but faces fight over dismissals

  • Belgium

    Confederations welcome progress in cross-sector negotiations

  • Norway

    Support for lower paid to feature in state and municipal negotiations

  • U.K.

    Civil service union plans further action over safety

  • Denmark

    Unions call for tripartite negotiations to tackle gender pay gap

  • Europe

    ETUC reveals drastic fall in safety inspections

  • Italy

    Negotiations under way in central government

  • Spain

    Unions criticise government for excluding them from reform debate

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  • France

    Public service and health unions active on pay

  • Germany

    Pay rises for health workers in Helios and SRH clinics

  • Austria

    Unions call for major boost to childcare training

  • Netherlands

    2.05% pay rise for water authority employees

  • Norway

    Firefighters’ union takes on government over cancer ruling

  • U.K.

    Massive support for COVID-related strike action

  • Greece

    Health and social security workers take action

  • Russia

    Cross-sector agreement addresses public sector pay

  • Spain

    Unions plan public-sector wide strike in Basque region

  • Belgium

    Unions face up to care home restructuring

  • Portugal

    National day of action over pay and careers

  • Denmark

    Local and regional government deal fails to convince nurses

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  • 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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