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.

2017 August epsucob@NEWS 14

  • Norway

    Unions join demonstration in support of striking nurses

  • Netherlands

    Care workers take action over workloads and jobs

  • Austria

    Union launches petition for childcare workers

  • Finland

    Unions criticise working time law proposals

  • U.K.

    Cleaners, janitors, waste workers and civil servants take strike action

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2017 August epsucob@NEWS 13

  • Germany

    Union targets hospitals in negotiations to reduce workloads

  • Netherlands

    Union raises urgent demand for more prison staff

  • Austria

    Agreement protects healthworkers' pay and conditions

  • Finland

    Unions express concern over government's working time initiative

  • Europe

    ETUC pay rise campaign news

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2017 July epsucob@NEWS 12

  • Italy

    Federations mobilise over employment centres

  • Spain

    Unions continue their demonstrations over pay and jobs

  • Slovenia

    Public sector unions set up strike committee

  • Norway

    Cancer society nurses continue strike action

  • U.K.

    Unions continue campaign against public sector pay cap

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2017 June epsucob@NEWS 10

  • Spain

    Embassy and other international staff strike for better pay

  • Germany

    Union calls for national action on childcare training

  • Ireland

    Progress with pay talks

  • Italy

    Unions continue campaign for more funding

  • Norway

    Widespread support for nurses' strike at Cancer Society

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2017 May epsucob@NEWS 09

  • Germany

    Court victory for privatised workers

  • Norway

    Pay rise and pensions strike in childcare sector

  • France

    Trade unions set out key concerns to new minister

  • Italy

    Three federations mobilise over provincial and city funding

  • Czech Republic

    Union calls for urgent action on care workers' pay

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2017 May epsucob@NEWS 08

  • Italy

    Federations denounce private care agreement with unrepresentative unions

  • Europe

    Report reveals scale of East-West pay gap

  • Czech Republic

    Union launches campaign to increase pay in social services

  • Denmark

    Workers and residents affected as more care companies collapse

  • Germany

    Bargaining successes in health and social care

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2017 April epsucob@NEWS 07

  • Norway

    Pay deal in public service companies

  • Sweden

    Main municipal and welfare agreement extended

  • Austria

    Union calls for minimum staffing levels

  • Switzerland

    Union welcomes new collective agreement in healthcare

  • U.K.

    Public service unions highlight loss in purchasing power

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2017 April epsucob@NEWS 06

  • Iceland

    Shorter weekly hours experiment in public services

  • Kosovo

    Health union in protest to support negotiations

  • Spain

    Unions sign landmark deal to tackle precarious employment

  • Greece

    Union movement attacks IMF stance on Greece

  • Germany

    Negotiating successes for ver.di in health and social care

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2017 March epsucob@NEWS 04

  • Netherlands

    Historic decision on care contracts

  • Norway

    Confederation calls for real pay rise for 2017

  • Ireland

    Strike threat leads to partial victory

  • Romania

    Union continues push for bonuses for all health workers

  • Europe

    Report reviews pro and cons of telework

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2017 February epsucob@NEWS 03

  • Germany

    Warning strikes and protests to support bargaining

  • Europe

    Pay increase for workers in European institutions

  • Netherlands

    Unions calls for statutory staffing levels in eldercare

  • U.K.

    Union takes to the streets in teaching assistant dispute

  • Italy

    Union calls for agitation against fire service reorganisation

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2017 January epsucob@NEWS 02

  • Portugal

    Health and non-teaching staff take action

  • Finland

    Well-being at work delivers higher productivity

  • Ireland

    Healthworkers balloted for industrial action

  • Italy

    Unions raise concerns over public service jobs

  • Austria

    Union campaigns for EUR 1500 minimum wage

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2017 January epsucob@NEWS 01

  • Germany

    Union puts forward 6% pay claim in health company

  • Spain

    Unions call for permanent contracts for thousands of healthworkers

  • Europe

    Collective bargaining news across Europe

  • Europe

    Conference debates quality employment

  • Europe

    Support for recast posted workers directive

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