2020 EPSU Collective Bargaining News September no.18


  • Germany: : Warning strikes under way in federal and local government
  • Italy: Massive support for private health care strike
  • Europe: ETUC wants concrete action from European Commission on pay and bargaining
  • Spain: Unions sign telework agreement
  • Netherlands: Union calls for COVID compensation for health and care workers
  • Sweden: State sector unions set out bargaining priorities
  • Portugal: Call to implement allowance for arduous and high-risk jobs
  • UK: Union secures major legal victory on pay for home care workers
  • France: Unions welcome extension of paternity leave
  • Ireland: Union negotiates new deal for hospital pharmacists
  • Belgium: 48-hour national strike in prisons over safety concerns
  • Germany: Private hospital workers see pay rise in line with public sector