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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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