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.

2018 April epsucob@NEWS 07

Issue 7, April 2018

  • Denmark

    Over 10000 worker reps mobilised in public sector dispute

  • Spain

    Ministry of Justice workers mobilise

  • Netherlands

    Unions commit to address mental illness at work

  • Germany

    70000 join initial round of warning strikes

  • Czech Republic

    Unions aim to put shorter working week on bargaining agenda

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2018 March epsucob@NEWS 06

Issue 6, March 2018

  • Spain

    Unions sign deal to restore pay and conditions

  • Germany

    Long-term struggle and warning strikes deliver pay increases

  • France

    Another massive mobilisation in elder care

  • Ireland

    Unions secure talks on low pay for new entrants

  • Netherlands

    Negotiations start for collective agreement for ambulance staff

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2018 March epsucob@NEWS 05

  • Spain: massive support for International Women's Day strike
  • Europe: Commission blocks information and consultation agreement
  • Europe: ETUC calls for swift progress on work-life balance
  • Europe: EPSU report reveals gender pay gap trends
  • Denmark: Employers threaten lockout in reaction to strike plans
  • Austria: Boost for low paid in private health agreement
  • Norway: Unions recommend new pension scheme to members
  • Germany

    Union plans warning strikes as employers fail to make offer

  • Austria

    Boost for lower paid in health and social care deal

  • Denmark

    Employers threaten lockout in reaction to public sector strike call

  • Norway

    Unions recommend new pension scheme to members

  • Turkey

    Survey reveals realities of workers' pay and working conditions

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2018 February epsucob@NEWS 04

  • France: Further action in eldercare
  • Ireland: Progress on pay for social services workers
  • Austria: National mobilisation in private health and social care
  • Italy: Unions welcome local government agreement
  • Europe: Significant ruling on standby time
  • Germany: Unions set out demand for 6% pay rise
  • Finland: New agreement in local government
  • France/Germany: Energy workers in action
  • Germany

    Unions aim for 6% pay increase

  • France

    Unions plan further strike action in eldercare

  • Austria

    Warning strikes across private health and social care

  • Ireland

    Strike threat leads to negotiations

  • Finland

    Unions secure pay deal in municipal sector

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2018 February epsucob@NEWS 03

  • France: unprecedented day of action in eldercare
  • Ireland: social services workers prepare for action over pay
  • Spain: home care staff continue campaign
  • UK: home care workers take action over shifts
  • Austria: health and social service unions demand better offer
  • Sweden: childcare survey shows need for more permanent staff
  • Italy: new collective agreement for firefighters
  • U.K.

    Home care workers take action over split shifts and job cuts

  • Ireland

    Social services workers build strike campaign

  • France

    Unions celebrate unprecedented day of action in eldercare

  • Spain

    Home care workers' campaign continues into third month

  • Finland

    Union calls for more action and funding to tackle gender pay gap

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2018 January epsucob@NEWS 02

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Hungary

    Culture union delivers petition on pay

  • Slovenia

    Public service strike for pay rise and to defend pay structure

  • Austria

    Energy unions secure 3% pay rise and other improvements

  • Germany

    Union achieves major pay boost for waste workers

  • Netherlands

    Union will relaunch action by ambulance workers

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2018 January epsucob@NEWS 01

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Italy

    Unions welcome central government agreement

  • Germany

    5000 workers affected by health firm's insolvency

  • U.K.

    Museum workers take action over changes to contracts

  • Europe

    ETUC calls for strengthening of working conditions directive

  • Slovenia

    Public sector unions plan strike as firefighters call off action

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2017 December epsucob@NEWS 22

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Austria

    Public sector workers to get 2.33% increase from 1 January

  • Switzerland

    Regional government employees stage pay protest

  • Germany

    Union aims for pay agreement across social services

  • Denmark

    Bargaining will feature key demand on equal pay

  • Finland

    Pay and zero hours contracts feature in private social services bargaining

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2017 November epsucob@NEWS 21

In this issue:

  • Spain

    Unions mobilise over pay, jobs and lost rights

  • Germany

    Health union negotiates staffing agreement

  • U.K.

    Waste workers win pay dispute while energy workers take strike action

  • Norway

    Union calls on municipalities to end contracts with nursing agency

  • Netherlands

    Protests lead to action on ambulance staffing

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2017 November epsucob@NEWS 20

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Netherlands

    Childcare sector negotiations begin

  • Spain

    Public service federations launch campaign for jobs

  • Denmark

    Survey exposes staffing problem in nursing homes

  • Europe

    Minimum wages need major boost

  • Ireland

    Union campaigns on pay restoration for care workers

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2017 October epsucob@NEWS 19

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Bulgaria

    National protest calling for pay rise

  • Slovak Republic

    Confederation plans actions on public service pay

  • Poland

    Unions back doctors' protests

  • Germany

    Health workers in further action over workloads

  • Austria

    Public sector pay negotiations under way

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2017 October epsucob@NEWS 18

  • France

    Public sector unions' joint action mobilises hundreds of thousands

  • Netherlands

    Action by careworkers secures extra staff

  • Portugal

    Strike action in public services

  • Ireland

    Union puts forwards measures on gender equality

  • Finland

    Union aims for flat-rate pay claim in bargaining round

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2017 September epsucob@NEWS 17

  • Germany

    Strikes and protests over staffing levels

  • Ukraine

    Major protest by health union over pay and healthcare provision

  • Czech Republic

    Union pay campaign calls for further increases

  • Spain

    Unions look for better offer on pay and hours

  • Ireland

    Majority of unions back public sector agreement

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2017 September epsucob@NEWS 16

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Czech Republic: pay rise confirmed for public sector
  • UK: unions campaign against pay cap
  • Russia: health unions call for more funding
  • EU: ETUC exposes declining wage share
  • France: Strike at Veolia over job cuts
  • Germany: health staff work to rule
  • Austria: call for increased care funding
  • Netherlands: childcare negotiations to focus on flexibility
  • Denmark: unions demand government action on pay gap
  • Norway: nurses' strike passes 100-day mark
  • Europe: Semester analysis shows pressure for bargaining reform
  • Europe: more collective bargaining news from ETUI
  • Italy: health sector bargaining gets underway
  • Spain: overseas development staff take strike action
  • Spain

    Overseas development staff take strike action

  • Czech Republic

    Government confirms public sector pay rise in face of strike threat

  • Denmark

    Unions call for government action to close gender pay gap

  • Germany

    Health workers in hand cleaning work-to-rule

  • Europe

    More collective bargaining news from across Europe

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2017 September epsucob@NEWS 15

  • U.K.

    Pay protest across civil service

  • Germany

    Union secures wide-ranging agreement with energy company

  • Austria

    Union campaigns to protect new employees

  • Ukraine

    Health workers to protest over pay and funding

  • Spain

    Unions target €1000 minimum wage

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