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.

2016 December epsucob@NEWS 16

  • Sweden

    Strike threat leads to better private care deal

  • Italy

    Prison staff protest over staffing and safety

  • Netherlands

    New collective agreement for midwives

  • Spain

    Report exposes scale of temporary work in public health

  • Finland

    Debate over collective bargaining

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2016 November epsucob@NEWS 15

  • Armenia

    Government threat to 30% of public sector jobs

  • Portugal

    Protest march on pay and conditions

  • Italy

    Legal challenges launched against militarisation of forestry workers

  • Sweden

    Positive news on pay rises but pay gaps persist

  • Austria

    Pay and working time feature in health negotiations

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2016 October epsucob@NEWS 14

  • Bulgaria

    Major pay boost for healthworkers

  • Europe

    Important role for minimum wages in Central and Eastern Europe

  • Germany

    Planning ahead for bargaining in 2017

  • Sweden

    Three-year deal will benefit nursing assistants

  • U.K.

    School support staff take further action against pay cuts

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2016 October epsucob@NEWS 13

  • Denmark

    Care workers hit by further bankruptcies

  • Austria

    Care unions make point with 6.4 Km scarf

  • Germany

    Works councils should have say in digitalisation of government

  • Norway

    Energy unions strike to defend rest periods

  • Spain

    Federations push for changes to framework statute

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2016 September epsucob@NEWS 12

  • U.K.

    Homecare workers in legal challenge on pay

  • Germany

    Union in warning strike and protest over collective agreement

  • Spain

    European court rules against repeat temporary contracts

  • Denmark

    Union signs deal with private care company

  • Romania

    Health union campaigns for pay equity

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2016 September epsucob@NEWS 11

  • Germany

    Health workers get new agreement after 10-week dispute

  • Italy

    Union coordinates action to support forestry workers

  • Denmark

    Union declares conflict with private care company

  • U.K.

    Education workers in dispute

  • Europe

    Analysis of additional pay reward schemes

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2016 August epsucob@NEWS 10

  • Ireland

    Ambulance strike suspended following commitments on staffing and pay

  • Portugal

    Waste workers strike over pay

  • Portugal

    Nurses maintain strike action over 35-hour week

  • U.K.

    Strike vote enough to stop private contractor cuts

  • Denmark

    Unions express support for planned strike at care company

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2016 August epsucob@NEWS 09

  • Ireland

    All out ambulance strike set for 10 August

  • Germany

    Improved pay and hours for Red Cross workers

  • Spain

    Federations set out key bargaining demands

  • U.K.

    Call for action on homecare workers' pay

  • Finland

    Employers challenge generally binding agreements

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2016 July epsucob@NEWS 08

  • Portugal

    Back to 35-hour week in public sector

  • Lithuania

    Unions welcome President's veto of Labour Code

  • Italy

    Waste workers step up action

  • Europe

    ETUC signs four-way agreement on social dialogue

  • Germany

    Union calls for more trained eldercare staff

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2016 June epsucob@NEWS 07

  • Germany

    Real wage rises for 2m public sector workers

  • Italy

    Call for more childcare workers and increased investment

  • Sweden

    Union signs deal for rail infrastructure workers

  • Spain

    Firefighters develop plan to address cancer risk

  • Germany

    Rehabiliation company pulls out of collective agreement

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2016 May epsucob@NEWS 06

  • Slovenia

    Strike action secures commitment to social dialogue

  • Sweden

    Pay deal will help reduce gender pay gap

  • U.K.

    Two-year agreement in local government

  • Hungary

    Social service unions strike over pay and working time

  • Portugal

    Labour inspectors strike over working conditions

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2016 April epsucob@NEWS 05

  • Greece

    Wages hit by deregulation of collective bargaining

  • Austria

    Breakthrough in negotiations for doctors

  • U.K.

    MPs debate low pay among care workers

  • Slovenia

    Energy union plans strike action

  • Finland

    Competitiveness pact negotiations get underway

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2016 March epsucob@NEWS 04

  • Netherlands

    Pay deals on the rise in public sector

  • Finland

    Unions face tough measures in competitiveness pact

  • Europe

    Analysis reveals major challenges for collective bargaining

  • Germany

    Health workers' action day to support pay claim

  • Europe

    Report identifies workplace carcinogens

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2016 February epsucob@NEWS 03

  • U.K.

    College staff strike over pay freeze

  • Ireland

    Strong support for action over healthcare assistant jobs

  • Norway

    Union targets low pay and equal pay in bargaining round

  • Switzerland

    Hospital workers call for end to low pay

  • Italy

    Red Cross restructuring threatens 2000 jobs

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2016 February epsucob@NEWS 02

  • Italy

    Unions negotiate new agreement for embassy staff

  • Spain

    Government challenged over non-payment of bonus

  • Lithuania

    ETUC supports unions over labour code changes

  • Europe

    Active ageing negotiations in preparation

  • Sweden

    Tough bargaining in local government

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