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Collective Bargaining news

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 [email protected].

  • Denmark

    Unions agree deals in municipal and regional government

  • Italy

    National strike to hit ENEL energy company on 8 March

  • Germany

    Strike action delivers another agreement on staffing and workloads

  • Netherlands

    Hospital workers to get 7% over two years

  • U.K.

    Unions mobilise to secure COVID payments and pay rise

  • Slovenia

    Union highlights jobs and pay challenges in tackling energy transition

  • France

    Unions plan joint actions on 8 and 19 March

  • Czech Republic

    State sector union continues to challenge government on pay

  • Romania

    Unions press for pay rises and negotiations in health, care and local government

  • Sweden

    Union seeks major changes to pay and hours in collective agreement

  • Austria

    Union underlines stark warning from latest staffing estimates

  • Portugal

    Union negotiates pay rise in private care

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  • Denmark

    State sector unions negotiate 7.4% pay increase over two years

  • Finland

    Week of strike action in campaign against attack on unions and welfare

  • Austria

    Unions secure 9%+ pay increases for Red Cross workers

  • Italy

    Unions make progress on consolidating bargaining in private care

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Union signs three-year agreement with federal government

  • Spain

    Unions welcome pay increase but call for urgent meeting on framework agreement

  • Germany

    Union wins compensation for falsely accused activist

  • Portugal

    Unions push for better pay and conditions for firefighters

  • Czech Republic

    State union calls for hearing on public sector pay

  • U.K.

    Union secures 7% increase for clergy in first-ever pay claim

  • Iceland

    Unions negotiate major cuts to working time

  • Netherlands

    Maternity workers to get 10% pay increase

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  • France

    Joint mobilisation by public service unions on 19 March

  • Ireland

    Unions ballot members over public sector pay offer

  • Slovenia

    Public administration workers take further action over pay

  • Romania

    Health union’s pressure secures further commitments from government

  • Netherlands

    Minister fails to commit extra funding for maternity agreement

  • Germany

    Warning strikes help deliver good pay deal in waste sector

  • Spain

    Ministry of Justice negotiations begin with working groups

  • Italy

    Unions sign agreements in private healthcare and with social co-operatives

  • Croatia

    Unions seeking changes to government proposals on public sector pay

  • Europe

    Collective agreements and minimum wages in low-paying sectors

  • Europe

    Research exposes digital threat to workers’ health and well-being

  • Europe

    Report highlights importance of government role in supporting collective bargaining

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