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.

013 epsucob@NEWS July 2008

  • Europe

    EPSU collective bargaining conference 2008

  • Germany

    Employees work longer and more atypical hours

  • Europe

    ETUC calls on affiliates to use collective bargaining to close gender pay gap

  • Austria

    Union calls for proper training and higher pay in health sector

  • Czech Republic

    Union federation lists strike successes

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012 epsucob@NEWS July 2008

  • Europe

    Third EPSU regional collective bargaining conference

  • Netherlands

    New 29-month deal for social workers

  • Belgium

    Government fails to respond on pay following demonstration

  • Germany

    Strikes in Berlin continue up to next negotiation round

  • Portugal

    Demonstrations around the country against changes to labour code

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011 epsucob@NEWS June 2008

  • Germany

    Union takes its pay campaign to SDP meeting

  • Europe

    Annual collective bargaining conference - 9-10 December

  • Switzerland

    Health workers' pay under threat

  • U.K.

    Most unions back health pay deal

  • Europe

    Third regional collective bargaining conference

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010 epsucob@NEWS June 2008

  • Czech Republic

    Sharp differences in earnings growth across public services

  • France

    Unions call for pay negotiations to re-open at EDF

  • U.K.

    Museum workers to strike over pay

  • Europe

    ETUC issues warning over working time directive

  • Netherlands

    New agreement for mental health sector

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009 epsucob@NEWS May 2008

  • Estonia

    Health sector sees higher than average increases

  • Belgium

    Union criticises minister for proposing cut in recruitment

  • Ireland

    Nurses suspend industrial action

  • Italy

    Unions will continue mobilisation over private health agreement

  • Portugal

    Private and public sector unions call demo for 5 June

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008 epsucob@NEWS May 2008

  • Germany

    Strikes hit Berlin regional government but transport workers settle

  • France

    Trade unions unite to oppose pension reforms

  • Ireland

    Psychiatric nurses give notice that they will step up industrial action

  • Portugal

    Unions call national demonstration of firefighters

  • Germany

    Study shows majority of regional governments require contractors to abide by collective agreements

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007 epsucob@NEWS April 2008

  • U.K.

    Unions reject local government pay offer in Scotland

  • France

    Unions criticise government's public sector policies

  • Netherlands

    New collective agreement for childcare workers

  • Belgium

    Unions call for better social dialogue at regional and local level

  • Austria

    Union calls for immediate negotiations over civil service pay and employment rights

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006 epsucob@NEWS April 2008

  • Europe

    EPSU regional collective bargaining meeting in Berlin 13-14 May

  • France

    Pensions demonstration called by civil service union

  • U.K.

    Local government unions consult over "disappointing" pay offer

  • Belgium

    Confederation organises fourth equal pay day

  • Ireland

    Union ballots health service members over recruitment freeze

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005 epsucob@NEWS March 2008

  • Europe

    EPSU's regional collective bargaining meetings

  • Belgium

    Civil servants in Flanders agree pay deal

  • Greece

    Unions protest as pensions bill is passed

  • Norway

    Pensions negotiations broken off

  • France

    Federations call for day of strikes and demonstrations over pensions

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004 epsucob@NEWS March 2008

  • Greece

    Pension reform plans meet resistance

  • Europe

    ETUC highlights campaign against gender pay gap

  • Europe

    Commission consults over European Works Council Directive

  • U.K.

    UNISON wins equal pay case and continues campaign

  • Latvia

    Public sector earnings outstrip increases in private sector

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003 epsucob@NEWS February 2008

  • Europe

    First regional collective bargaining meeting

  • Sweden

    Social partners meet in response to threat to collective agreements

  • Europe

    Commission publishes report and manual on gender mainstreaming

  • Poland

    Solidarnosc calls for national negotiations over health service pay

  • Norway

    Government wants pension cuts

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002 epsucob@NEWS January 2008

  • Europe

    Regional perspective on collective bargaining and social dialogue

  • Europe

    Studies demonstrate pension portability problems

  • Spain

    Justice ministry workers set for strike from 4 February

  • Germany

    Utilities report shows pressures on pay and conditions in waste sector

  • Sweden

    Case study investigates impact of liberalisation on energy company

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001 epsucob@NEWS January 2008

  • Europe

    Positive opinion on protecting wages through procurement

  • Europe

    European Court judgement over Laval case is a major blow for unions

  • Europe

    Energy sector workshop on collective bargaining and social dialogue

  • Europe

    ETUC defends need for wage rises across Europe

  • Netherlands

    New agreement covering nursing homes and home care staff

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20 epsucob@NEWS October 2009

  • Belgium

    Unions submit main demands in non-profit sector

  • U.K.

    Unions organise fundraiser for striking refuse workers

  • Switzerland

    Hospital workers mobilise over pay and conditions

  • Belgium

    2009-2010 agreement covering federal civil servants concluded

  • Finland

    Unions demonstrate over threatened job cuts

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