At the European environment council meeting on 5 March national environment ministers adopted a disappointing and very much watered down text on the Right2Water in the Drinking Water Directive.
Press release - Today is International Migrant Workers Day (IWD) which marks the adoption, 28 years ago, of the United Nations Convention on the protection of the rights of all migrant workers and their families.
The current system of approval of medical devices is carried out by private agencies, dominated by business interests. EPSU calls for an urgent overhaul of these procedures.
The impact of austerity on working families was again exposed last week, this time in a report of the Living Wage Foundation in the UK.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
IN THIS ISSUE
Large pay rises for regional government workers
Unions look to negotiate collective agreement covering disaster work
Unions sign deal covering workers in central administration
Union regards hospital employers' offer as completely unacceptable
Unions to step up action in private health care
IN THIS ISSUE
Better pay and working time in private health and care
Community employment supervisors take action over pensions
Union attacks city's cuts to cleaning services
Public service unions calling for higher pay and better work-life balance
Unions in private healthcare mobilise as negotiations are suspended
- Europe: EPSU-ETUI factsheets on the right to strike
- Portugal: Public sector unions take strike action
- Germany: Union calls warning strikes in lead up to next regional negotiations
- Austria: Warning strikes in private health and social care
Union calls warning strikes in lead up to next regional negotiations
Warning strikes in private health and social care
Unions disappointed by latest pay offer in provincial government
Palace workers and outsourced staff strike over pay and pensions
Court case against care company continues