The European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) is to take the European Commission to the European Union General Court on 15 May 2018 for failing to implement a Social Partners’ agreement by legislation.
On 8 May, the EPSU Executive Committee agreed to launch a legal challenge to the European Commission’s decision to reject the social partner agreement on informa
Europe’s public service workers protest and organize for respect, improved pay and democracy at work
Previous EPSU newsletters have shown that public service workers are taking the lead for better pay. Actions are continuing with many unions currently involved in pay disputes in:
The results of the Hungarian parliamentary elections brought back its authoritarian prime minister Orban with close to 50% of the votes and a large majority in Parliament Sunday 8th April. The main opposition is the extreme right wing party Jobbik.
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.
Issue 9, May 2018
Unions take their pay and jobs message to parliament
Unions push for pay equity for new entrants
ETUC issues collective bargaining alert
Health company goes for intimidation not negotiation
Municipal agreement will encourage skills development
Issue 8, April 2018
Best negotiating result for many years for federal and municipal workers
Prison unions warn of strike action if key demands not addressed
Water workers mobilise for 24 April strike
Union demands 3.5% increase for civil servants - nothing less
Unions call on employers to address key issues in care sector