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.

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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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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2018 April epsucob@NEWS 07

Issue 7, April 2018

  • Denmark

    Over 10000 worker reps mobilised in public sector dispute

  • Spain

    Ministry of Justice workers mobilise

  • The Netherlands

    Unions commit to address mental illness at work

  • Germany

    70000 join initial round of warning strikes

  • Czech Republic

    Unions aim to put shorter working week on bargaining agenda

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2018 March epsucob@NEWS 06

Issue 6, March 2018

  • Spain

    Unions sign deal to restore pay and conditions

  • Germany

    Long-term struggle and warning strikes deliver pay increases

  • France

    Another massive mobilisation in elder care

  • Ireland

    Unions secure talks on low pay for new entrants

  • The Netherlands

    Negotiations start for collective agreement for ambulance staff

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2018 March epsucob@NEWS 05

  • Spain: massive support for International Women's Day strike
  • Europe: Commission blocks information and consultation agreement
  • Europe: ETUC calls for swift progress on work-life balance
  • Europe: EPSU report reveals gender pay gap trends
  • Denmark: Employers threaten lockout in reaction to strike plans
  • Austria: Boost for low paid in private health agreement
  • Norway: Unions recommend new pension scheme to members
  • Germany

    Union plans warning strikes as employers fail to make offer

  • Austria

    Boost for lower paid in health and social care deal

  • Denmark

    Employers threaten lockout in reaction to public sector strike call

  • Norway

    Unions recommend new pension scheme to members

  • Turkey

    Survey reveals realities of workers' pay and working conditions

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2018 February epsucob@NEWS 04

  • France: Further action in eldercare
  • Ireland: Progress on pay for social services workers
  • Austria: National mobilisation in private health and social care
  • Italy: Unions welcome local government agreement
  • Europe: Significant ruling on standby time
  • Germany: Unions set out demand for 6% pay rise
  • Finland: New agreement in local government
  • France/Germany: Energy workers in action
  • Germany

    Unions aim for 6% pay increase

  • France

    Unions plan further strike action in eldercare

  • Austria

    Warning strikes across private health and social care

  • Ireland

    Strike threat leads to negotiations

  • Finland

    Unions secure pay deal in municipal sector

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2018 February epsucob@NEWS 03

  • France: unprecedented day of action in eldercare
  • Ireland: social services workers prepare for action over pay
  • Spain: home care staff continue campaign
  • UK: home care workers take action over shifts
  • Austria: health and social service unions demand better offer
  • Sweden: childcare survey shows need for more permanent staff
  • Italy: new collective agreement for firefighters
  • U.K.

    Home care workers take action over split shifts and job cuts

  • Ireland

    Social services workers build strike campaign

  • France

    Unions celebrate unprecedented day of action in eldercare

  • Spain

    Home care workers' campaign continues into third month

  • Finland

    Union calls for more action and funding to tackle gender pay gap

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2018 January epsucob@NEWS 02

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Hungary

    Culture union delivers petition on pay

  • Slovenia

    Public service strike for pay rise and to defend pay structure

  • Austria

    Energy unions secure 3% pay rise and other improvements

  • Germany

    Union achieves major pay boost for waste workers

  • The Netherlands

    Union will relaunch action by ambulance workers

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2018 January epsucob@NEWS 01

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Italy

    Unions welcome central government agreement

  • Germany

    5000 workers affected by health firm's insolvency

  • U.K.

    Museum workers take action over changes to contracts

  • Europe

    ETUC calls for strengthening of working conditions directive

  • Slovenia

    Public sector unions plan strike as firefighters call off action

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2017 December epsucob@NEWS 22

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Austria

    Public sector workers to get 2.33% increase from 1 January

  • Switzerland

    Regional government employees stage pay protest

  • Germany

    Union aims for pay agreement across social services

  • Denmark

    Bargaining will feature key demand on equal pay

  • Finland

    Pay and zero hours contracts feature in private social services bargaining

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