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 January epsucob@NEWS 01

  • Germany

    Temporary contracts on bargaining agenda

  • Netherlands

    Union consulting over social work deal

  • France

    Energy union continues pay and jobs campaign

  • Sweden

    Energy union focuses on pay and safety

  • Austria

    New agreement for 100000 workers in private health and social care

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2015 December epsucob@NEWS 18

  • Spain

    Federations call for negotiations on new agreement in state sector

  • Finland

    Union calls for employee protection in major health reforms

  • Germany

    Care training law needs improvement

  • Ireland

    Hospital agrees to keep jobs in-house

  • Belgium

    Prison staff take strike action

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2015 November epsucob@NEWS 17

  • Spain

    Federations to protest over collective bargaining

  • Italy

    Broad trade union backing for national demonstration

  • Sweden

    Nursing assistants are bargaining priority for 2016

  • Austria

    1.3% increase for public sector workers

  • Austria

    2.5% for childcare workers

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2015 November epsucob@NEWS 16

  • Portugal

    Unions set out key demands

  • U.K.

    Scottish prison service lifts strike ban

  • Germany

    Survey reveals excessive working hours of hospital doctors

  • Europe

    Trends in collective bargaining analysed

  • Europe

    Latest collective bargaining news

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2015 October epsucob@NEWS 15

  • Malta

    Union calls for go-slow by immigration officers

  • Italy

    Federations coordinate action to defend research and training centre

  • U.K.

    National Gallery workers secure agreement and return to work

  • Europe

    Round-up of collective bargaining news

  • Ireland

    Most unions back Lansdowne Road agreement

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2015 September epsucob@NEWS 14 - Working Time

  • U.K.

    Possible ballot of junior doctors for action over working time

  • Europe

    Unions face challenges on working time

  • Europe

    Survey highlights latest working time trends

  • Europe

    Long working hours pose threat to health

  • Portugal

    Unions continue their campaign to negotiate 35-hour agreements

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2015 September epsucob@NEWS 13

  • U.K.

    Health workers win better pay and end to private contract

  • Romania

    25% pay increase for health workers

  • Ireland

    Care workers fight for 'twilight' hours payments

  • Netherlands

    Job security key priority in collective bargaining

  • Switzerland

    Union will mobilise against region's plans for cuts

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2015 August epsucob@NEWS 12

  • Finland

    Confederations set out key issues for cross-sector negotiations

  • Netherlands

    Union refuses to sign deal with government

  • France

    Unions react to regional government restructuring

  • Switzerland

    Union attacks Federal budget cuts

  • Austria

    €1700 is next minimum wage target

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2015 July epsucob@NEWS 11

  • Israel

    50000 contract workers to be directly employed

  • Spain

    Unions criticise government's failure to negotiate

  • Ireland

    Unions welcome new collective bargaining legislation

  • Ukraine

    ILO asked to intervene over new legislation

  • Netherlands

    New agreement in general practice

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2015 July epsucob@NEWS 10

  • Europe

    Collective bargaining news from around Europe

  • Spain

    Federation demands real negotiations over working time

  • Netherlands

    MPs back union calls for negotiations

  • Finland

    Municipal and state sector agreements follow cross-sector deal

  • U.K.

    Energy companies become living wage employers

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2015 June epsucob@NEWS 09

  • Netherlands

    State sector workers continue protests over collective agreement

  • France

    Federations mobilise over health, pay and working time

  • Czech Republic

    Confederation to coordinate action on low pay

  • Italy

    Public service federations demand negotiations on reform

  • Belgium

    Non-profit sector unions protest over staffing and funding

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2015 June epsucob@NEWS 08

  • Netherlands

    Agreement in University Medical Centres ends zero hour contracts

  • France

    Health unions plans protests over cuts and working time

  • Denmark

    Documentary exposes impact of outsourcing in private sector

  • Italy

    Federations mobilise over collective bargaining

  • Ireland

    Unions consult over pay restoration agreement

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2015 May epsucob@NEWS 07

  • Netherlands

    Rotterdam march launches actions by civil servants

  • France

    Thousands of hospital workers join working time protest

  • Greece

    Strike action to defend health service

  • Netherlands

    Pay rises for mental health workers

  • Austria

    Landmark agreement for hospital doctors

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2015 May epsucob@NEWS 06

  • Ukraine

    Trade unions plan action in dispute with government and employers

  • Netherlands

    Ambulance workers take action

  • France

    Unions call for action over working time

  • Europe

    ETUC criticises recommendations on wages

  • Europe

    Collective bargaining news from around Europe

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2013 July epsucob@NEWS 10

  • Moldova

    Unions unite in protest over pay, pensions and jobs

  • Europe

    New study reveals size of gender pensions gap

  • Sweden

    Busworkers win improvements in pay and conditions

  • Europe

    Impact of crisis on industrial relations

  • U.K.

    Care workers fight to defend pay and jobs

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