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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

2018 May epsucob@NEWS 10

Issue 10, May 2018

  • Romania

    Union action leads to agreement for health workers

  • Croatia

    Health workers call for higher pay to stop emigration

  • Portugal

    Strike action brings results on working time and other conditions

  • Spain

    Home care workers plan further action

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2018 May epsucob@NEWS 09

Issue 9, May 2018

  • Spain

    Unions take their pay and jobs message to parliament

  • Ireland

    Unions push for pay equity for new entrants

  • Europe

    ETUC issues collective bargaining alert

  • Germany

    Health company goes for intimidation not negotiation

  • Norway

    Municipal agreement will encourage skills development

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2018 April epsucob@NEWS 08

Issue 8, April 2018

  • Germany

    Best negotiating result for many years for federal and municipal workers

  • Spain

    Prison unions warn of strike action if key demands not addressed

  • Portugal

    Water workers mobilise for 24 April strike

  • The Netherlands

    Union demands 3.5% increase for civil servants - nothing less

  • Austria

    Unions call on employers to address key issues in care sector

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