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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

  • France

    All public service unions sign new telework agreement

  • Norway

    Major appeal court victory for care workers

  • Germany

    Digitalisation agreement to cover 126000 government workers

  • Portugal

    Unions denounce waste company’s pay and bargaining policies

  • Ireland

    Unions want rapid implementation of remote work policy

  • Czech Republic

    Health union exposes reality of COVID payments

  • Denmark

    Union backs municipality’s four-day week experiment

  • U.K.

    Union ends long-running dispute with gas company

  • Austria

    Unions publish joint open letter on early years education

  • Belgium

    Health union attacks employers’ failure to sign agreements

  • Slovenia

    Health unions criticise lack of social dialogue and block on unions

  • Netherlands

    New collective agreement covering provincial councils

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  • Italy

    Unions mobilise over outsourcing and the recovery

  • Germany

    Energy workers to get 3.8% pay rise

  • Romania

    Trade unionists’ 2000 km journey highlights problem of low pay

  • Estonia

    Union signs stress agreement with ministry of finance

  • Netherlands

    Union builds for national childcare strike on 8 July

  • U.K.

    Health unions welcome new flexible working rights

  • Sweden

    Union welcomes improvements in new emergency agreement

  • Spain

    Unions negotiate agreement to reduce temporary work

  • Denmark

    Nurses continue strike action

  • Austria

    Health unions continue to push for extension of Corona-Bonus

  • Finland

    Key step towards separate agreement for health and social care staff

  • Ireland

    Union urges support for 4-day week campaign

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