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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 rpond@epsu.org.

  • Belgium

    Trade unions consult over private sector deal

  • Greece

    24-hour strike over labour law changes

  • Spain

    ETUC and Spanish unions push Commission back over labour reform

  • Norway

    Strikes in hospitals continue while arbitration imposed in local government

  • Netherlands

    Unions and employers agree proposal on precarious work

  • Germany

    Union calls for urgent reforms to eldercare pay proposals

  • Ireland

    Union report highlights benefits of collective bargaining

  • Italy

    Unions sign three-year deal with social welfare organisation

  • Europe

    ETUC calls for end to minimum wage exclusions

  • U.K.

    Legal case delivers better protection for striking workers

  • France

    Actions by health and social care workers

  • Europe

    ETUC prepares for collective bargaining debate in Council

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  • Norway

    Municipal unions secure real increase in pay

  • Sweden

    Unions renegotiate crisis agreement

  • Slovenia

    Trade unions back major protest over government policy

  • Italy

    Unions set out key issues for central government negotiations

  • Netherlands

    Protests around country over pay freeze in medical centres

  • U.K.

    Unions reject 1.5% pay offers in local government and higher education

  • Austria

    Childcare unions protest over exclusion from advisory board

  • Spain

    Federations call for urgent action on temporary employment

  • Europe

    Launch of trade union rights project

  • Ireland

    Union survey exposes problem of low pay in early years education

  • Denmark

    Union welcomes decision to set up committee on equal pay

  • Romania

    Health union calls for permanent status for staff taken on in pandemic

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  • Lithuania

    Ground-breaking judgement against union-busting

  • Belgium

    Childcare workers take action over pay, safety and staffing

  • Austria

    Health and care unions call for action on training

  • U.K.

    Strong support for COVID strike and victory for court staff

  • Netherlands

    Union launches petition on negotiations in provincial government

  • France

    Unions in public finance take action over restructuring

  • Spain

    Private care unions mobilise to get new collective agreement

  • Europe

    Economists back strong directive on minimum pay and collective bargaining

  • Germany

    Preparing for regional negotiations

  • Norway

    State and municipal negotiations in mediation

  • Portugal

    National strike in local administration

  • Ireland

    Union urges local councils to pilot four-day week

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  • Czech Republic

    Union secures COVID payments for emergency medical workers

  • Ukraine

    Unions continue campaign against labour deregulation

  • Austria

    Unions call for bonus for health and care workers

  • Netherlands

    Energy sector workers to get 2.0% pay increase

  • Germany

    Health and social care: union defends works council but faces fight over dismissals

  • Belgium

    Confederations welcome progress in cross-sector negotiations

  • Norway

    Support for lower paid to feature in state and municipal negotiations

  • U.K.

    Civil service union plans further action over safety

  • Denmark

    Unions call for tripartite negotiations to tackle gender pay gap

  • Europe

    ETUC reveals drastic fall in safety inspections

  • Italy

    Negotiations under way in central government

  • Spain

    Unions criticise government for excluding them from reform debate

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  • France

    Public service and health unions active on pay

  • Germany

    Pay rises for health workers in Helios and SRH clinics

  • Austria

    Unions call for major boost to childcare training

  • Netherlands

    2.05% pay rise for water authority employees

  • Norway

    Firefighters’ union takes on government over cancer ruling

  • U.K.

    Massive support for COVID-related strike action

  • Greece

    Health and social security workers take action

  • Russia

    Cross-sector agreement addresses public sector pay

  • Spain

    Unions plan public-sector wide strike in Basque region

  • Belgium

    Unions face up to care home restructuring

  • Portugal

    National day of action over pay and careers

  • Denmark

    Local and regional government deal fails to convince nurses

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  • Estonia

    Confederation backs calls for pay rises for frontline workers

  • U.K.

    Health workers in Scotland offered 4% pay rise

  • Belgium

    New agreement but also union action in non-profit sector and childcare

  • Austria

    Call for collective agreement and better procurement in waste sector

  • Portugal

    Unions set to mobilise across water company

  • Europe

    ETUC calls for rapid progress on minimum wage directive

  • Sweden

    Report reveals impact of energy deregulation on working conditions

  • France

    Unions mobilise in childcare and energy sectors

  • Finland

    Firefighters win working time case

  • Germany

    Union stages protests in private health company

  • Spain

    Unions welcome increased funding for care sector

  • Romania

    ETUC and ITUC write protest letter to government

  • Ireland

    Union sets out key demands for an agreement on remote working

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  • Germany

    Church-based care provider rejects sector minimum wage

  • Belgium

    Day of action over cross-sector negotiations

  • Italy

    Unions sign innovation pact in public administration

  • Ireland

    Union welcomes proposal on childcare sector pay

  • U.K.

    Union anger over 1% pay offer for health workers

  • Sweden

    Emergency agreement implemented across several regions

  • Spain

    Unions want action on precarious employment

  • France

    Unions continue push for pay rises for all health and social care workers

  • Switzerland

    Health unions secure national talks on pay and conditions

  • Romania

    Public sector union protests set to continue

  • Slovenia

    Unions reject government proposals on pay

  • Norway

    Private sector health agreement reduces gap with public sector

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  • Norway

    Victory for union in private health dispute

  • Romania

    Unions continue protests against pay freeze

  • U.K.

    Civil service union secures 13% pay rise over three years

  • Italy

    Unions continue to mobilise for new agreement in public administration

  • Austria

    Union calls for paid internships in healthcare

  • Germany

    Red Cross workers agree on 3.4% pay rise

  • Ireland

    Union threatens strike action over job evaluation

  • Switzerland

    Union pushes for wider application of COVID-19 bonuses

  • Belgium

    Confederations organise protest to unblock cross-sector negotiations

  • Greece

    Prison services union takes action over safety and staffing

  • Europe

    European Commission finally publishes pay transparency directive

  • Europe

    Sweden

    Study highlights union role in response to pandemic

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  • Germany

    New agreement in eldercare boosts pay by 25%

  • Denmark

    Public sector deals ensure real pay rises

  • Europe

    Union-backed pay threshold would deliver pay rises for 24m workers

  • Czech Republic

    Unions call on prime minister to tackle health crisis and bonus funding

  • U.K.

    Local government unions call for substantial pay increase

  • Norway

    Care workers take strike action over private/public pay inequality

  • Netherlands

    Pay rise for general practice staff but no offer for central government workers

  • Spain

    Union plans strike action over staffing

  • Portugal

    Union makes progress on implementing hardship allowance

  • Sweden

    Agreement with hospitality employer organisation in line with labour market trend

  • Italy

    Private health sector continues to pose challenges to unions

  • Europe

    Ireland

    Russia

    Spain

    Telework and work-life balance

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  • Norway

    Unions angered by state intervention in private health and care dispute

  • Belgium

    Confederations reject restrictions of pay formula

  • Sweden

    Union negotiates two-year deal for personal care assistants in private sector

  • Ireland

    Survey reveals impact of low pay on childcare workers

  • Germany

    Pay increase and Corona bonus for energy workers

  • Netherlands

    Little progress so far in negotiations in health and public administration

  • France

    Further mobilisation and strike action in the energy sector

  • Spain

    Unions make joint call for negotiations

  • Portugal

    Unions challenge performance management system

  • U.K.

    Care review calls for sector bargaining across Scotland

  • Austria

    National collective agreement on COVID-19 tests and masks

  • Croatia

    Healthcare union supports members in underpaid overtime claims

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  • Romania

    Unions protest over block on pay rise

  • France

    Unions continue to mobilise in energy and health and social care

  • U.K.

    Health unions call for pay rise to be brought forward

  • Sweden

    Threat of action delivers pay rise for private care workers

  • Norway

    Strike action in private care sector

  • Austria

    Three-year deal delivers 2.08% increase

  • Netherlands

    Waste workers take series of actions in support of pay claim

  • Germany

    2% pay rise and lump sum payment for energy workers

  • Russia

    Health workers set to get more uniform pay system

  • Italy

    Health unions ready to mobilise in support of negotiations at non-profit provider

  • Europe

    ETUC highlights pay inequality in push for transparency directive

  • Slovenia

    Unions take next steps in campaign against forced retirement legislation

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  • Spain

    Series of actions in health and social care

  • Sweden

    Strike action possible in private care companies

  • Slovenia

    Unions angered by change to dismissal and retirement rights

  • North Macedonia

    Union expresses concern about application of collective agreement

  • Netherlands

    Waste workers aim for 5% increase

  • Germany

    Union calls for clear national rules in childcare during pandemic

  • Austria

    Increase in minimum pay rates for childcare workers

  • U.K.

    Gas workers strike over attack on pay and conditions

  • France

    Health and social care unions continue mobilisations

  • Russia

    Legislation improves telework rights

  • Europe

    Report highlights challenges for European and national social dialogue

  • Portugal

    Unions address pay and risk supplement for waste workers

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  • Italy

    Public sector strike leads to meeting with ministers

  • Ireland

    Unions negotiate new public sector agreement and achieve breakthrough in pay dispute

  • Denmark

    Action on equal pay and low pay tops negotiating agenda

  • Germany

    Pay rise and Corona bonus for energy workers

  • Norway

    Priests on strike while childcare workers win pension improvements

  • Italy

    Energy unions address restructuring threat  

  • Portugal

    Nurses and waste workers in action

  • Netherlands

    Union prepares for state sector negotiations

  • U.K.

    Education support staff reject pay offer and pay freeze

  • Europe

    Rise in in-work poverty shows need for action on minimum wages and collective bargaining

  • Spain

    Prison unions meet minister to push for progress on pay, employment and reform

  • Europe

    Report highlights challenges facing workers in long-term care

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  • U.K.

    Trade unions angry about pay freeze

  • Italy

    Public service federations mobilise for 9 December strike

  • Austria

    Pay rise for public sector workers

  • Ireland

    Strikes begin in health and social care organisations

  • Netherlands

    Health unions call on government to fund pay increases

  • Croatia

    Pay rise and Christmas bonus for public sector workers

  • Europe

    Trade unions stress need for action against gender violence and harassment

  • Norway

    Pensions dispute in childcare heads to mediation

  • Ukraine

    Trade unions keep up struggle against anti-trade union legislation

  • Europe

    Global wage report reveals first impact of pandemic on pay

  • Germany

    First ever national strike in church-based eldercare

  • Spain

    Federations call for urgent talks on public sector employment

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