epsucob@NEWS

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 rpond@epsu.org.

2019 January epsucob@NEWS 02

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Hungary

    Solidarity with unions' campaign against "slave law"

  • Germany

    Unions push for better pay deal in energy company

  • Austria

    Working time and leave are key demands at Red Cross

  • Denmark

    Union calls for more full-time jobs in health and social care

  • Greece

    Public sector confederation in strike action to support teachers

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2019 January epsucob@NEWS 01

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Portugal

    Firefighters strike to defend pay and conditions

  • Ireland

    Massive vote for action by nurses and midwives

  • Germany

    Orpea workers continue their campaign for a collective agreement

  • Spain

    Pay deal implemented but unions still have key bargaining demands

  • Austria

    Childcare workers get 3% pay increase

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2018 December epsucob@NEWS 23

  • Europe: Negotiations and action - an overview of collective bargaining in 2018
  • Europe: Analysis of public and private sector pay developments across 44 countries
  • Slovenia: Public sector unions back national protest over pay and collective bargaining
  • Hungary: Unions call national protest against labour code changes
  • Spain: Strike action over planned changes to justice system
  • Europe

    Negotiations and action - an overview of collective bargaining in 2018

  • Europe

    Analysis of public and private sector pay developments across 44 countries

  • Spain

    Strike action over planned changes to justice system

  • The Netherlands

    Slow progress in energy network sector negotiations

  • Austria

    Unions set out key negotiating demands in private healthcare

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2018 November epsucob@NEWS 22

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Germany

    Union organises national action day on eldercare

  • Austria

    Unions secure real pay rise for public sector

  • Spain

    Strong support for prison sector strike action

  • The Netherlands

    Ambulance union rejects agreement and continues protest action

  • Italy

    Doctors and health managers take strike action

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2018 November epsucob@NEWS 21

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Germany

    Union negotiates another workload and staffing agreement

  • Portugal

    High level of support for national strike

  • U.K.

    Negotiations resume following equal pay strike

  • Norway

    Union reveals public-private pay gap in care sector

  • Finland

    Unions suspend industrial action over dismissal law changes

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2018 October epsucob@NEWS 20

IN THIS ISSUE

  • U.K.

    Massive strike for equal pay

  • Germany

    Court victory for dismissed care workers

  • Spain

    Prison unions begin their campaign of strike action

  • Austria

    First round of bargaining on public sector pay

  • Finland

    Union steps up action against proposed dismissal law

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2018 October epsucob@NEWS 19

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Germany

    European solidarity for action at social care company

  • Turkey

    Unions protest over dismissals and minimum wage

  • Cyprus

    Civil service union takes action on pay

  • Ireland

    Unions achieve progress on pay restoration

  • Finland

    Cross-sector actions against weakening of dismissal law

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2018 September epsucob@NEWS 18

IN THIS ISSUE

  • France

    Hospital workers protest over threat to working time

  • Ireland

    Union calls for action on childcare workers' pay

  • Spain

    Prison unions protest over pay and jobs

  • The Netherlands

    Next ambulance workers' campaign to start on 24 September

  • Germany

    Survey reveals pressure on nurses and eldercare workers

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2018 August epsucob@NEWS 17

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Germany

    Union hopes mediation will deliver agreement on workloads

  • France

    Impact of pay freezes on public sector pay

  • Norway

    More workers take action against care company

  • Austria

    Union wants to see early negotiations and a pay rise for all public sector workers

  • Europe

    Trade union rep gets reinstated at Patent Office

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2018 August epsucob@NEWS 16

  • Germany: Hospitals refuse to negotiate on reducing workloads
  • UK: Strike threat blocks backdoor privatisation
  • Netherlands: Water workers get 7.5% pay increase
  • Italy: New agreement for health and social service workers in third sector
  • Germany

    Hospitals refuse to negotiate on reducing workloads

  • U.K.

    Strike threat blocks backdoor privatisation

  • The Netherlands

    Water workers get 7.5% pay increase

  • Italy

    New agreement for health and social service workers in third sector

  • Austria

    Unions counter 12-hour day with call for four-day week

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2018 August epsucob@NEWS 15

IN THIS ISSUE

  • U.K.

    Industrial action blocked by anti-strike law

  • Germany

    Strikes resume over workloads

  • Spain

    Prison unions demand action over violence

  • Italy

    Union sets out priorities in meeting with minister

  • Ireland

    Strike action back on in social care sector

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2018 July epsucob@NEWS 14

Austria: Unions to fight on against 12-hour day
Sweden: Survey reveals differences between public and private eldercare
Europe: Report analysis decentralisation trends in collective bargaining
Europe: Study investigates national and European social dialogue
  • Austria

    Unions to fight on against 12-hour day

  • Sweden

    Survey reveals differences between public and private eldercare

  • Europe

    Report analysis decentralisation trends in collective bargaining

  • Europe

    Study investigates national and European social dialogue

  • U.K.

    Social care unions condemn "sleep-in" ruling

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2018 June epsucob@NEWS 13

In this issue

  • The Netherlands

    Childcare workers get 5.25% increase over two years

  • The Netherlands

    7% over two and a half years for civil servants

  • Ireland

    Municipal workers plan series of strikes over flexible working

  • Germany

    Court confirms strike ban for civil servants

  • Spain

    Unions mobilise over fair pay and conditions across public administration

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2018 June epsucob@NEWS 12

EPSU Quality Employment Conference

  • Europe

    The quality of employment in childcare

  • Europe

    The quality of employment in prison services

  • Spain

    Conference supports union struggle in Spanish prisons

  • Europe

    Tackling low pay in sectors dominated by women

  • Europe

    Digitalisation in home care and public employment services

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2018 June epsucob@NEWS 11

IN THIS ISSUE

France: Nine confederations mobilise for day of action

Netherlands: Action by civil servants suspended as pay talks resume

Lithuania: Major breakthrough as unions sign agreement for social service workers

Sweden: Private care deal covers pay and working time

  • France

    Joint union mobilisation for 140 demonstrations across the country

  • U.K.

    Union raises concerns over surveillance of care workers

  • The Netherlands

    Action by civil servants suspended as negotiations resume

  • Germany

    Persistent strike action pays off for healthworkers

  • Italy

    Union raises alarms over violence against health staff

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