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.

2014 May epsucob@NEWS 10

  • France

    Federations meet with minister to discuss pay and jobs

  • France

    Unions want increased staffing levels for midwives

  • Netherlands

    No progress after fifth bargaining round in hospitals

  • Netherlands

    Unions consult over deadlock in provincial government

  • Portugal

    Unions continue to sign local deals on working time

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2015 April epsucob@NEWS 05

  • Netherlands

    No progress on government sector agreement

  • Germany

    Warning strikes help win higher pay rise for waste workers

  • Ukraine

    Union federation takes IMF to task over austerity

  • Ireland

    Talks in prospect to end emergency pay legislation

  • Denmark

    High level of support for new agreements

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2013 September epsucob@NEWS 14

  • Spain

    High turnout for ambulance strike

  • Spain

    Federation calls for pay negotiations

  • Germany

    Union says it will protect employees affected by health merger

  • Greece

    Day of action and two-day strike against austerity

  • Portugal

    Unions reject attack on pensions

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2014 June epsucob@NEWS 11

  • Austria

    Important holiday pay ruling for union

  • Norway

    Unions welcome agreement in hospital sector

  • Norway

    Strike action avoided in local government

  • Europe

    Latest collective bargaining news from ETUI

  • Europe

    ETUC reacts to Commission recommendations on wages

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2013 September epsucob@NEWS 15

  • Denmark

    Union calls for action on persistent gender pay gap

  • Netherlands

    Local government negotiations suspended

  • Italy

    Unions unite to resist cuts in social security

  • Sweden

    Three-year agreement in private care

  • Germany

    Pay and conditions under attack in health sector

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2014 June epsucob@NEWS 12

  • Netherlands

    Municipal employers targeted on 18 June

  • Spain

    Unions mobilise to re-establish collective bargaining

  • Netherlands

    New agreement for youth workers

  • Romania

    Health union in protests over pay

  • Europe

    GDF-Suez challenged over sub-contracting

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2013 October epsucob@NEWS 16

  • Portugal

    Anti-austerity demonstrations on 19 October

  • Belarus

    Health union runs bargaining seminar

  • Italy

    Unions protest over Red Cross changes

  • Austria

    Industrial action possible in Lower Austria

  • Sweden

    New agreement with health co-operatives

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2014 July epsucob@NEWS 13

  • Ireland

    Strike called off as pay cuts restored

  • Netherlands

    Finally! An agreement in local government

  • Germany

    Minimum wage for all and more in waste

  • France

    Health staff in private sector mobilise for better pay

  • Serbia

    Unions maintain protests against labour code changes

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2013 October epsucob@NEWS 17

  • Portugal

    Public sector unions to strike on 8 November

  • U.K.

    Firefighters plan stoppages over pensions

  • Italy

    Industrial action planned over budget

  • Austria

    Local government union warns of strike action

  • Austria

    Engineering sector pay rise sets the pace

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2014 August epsucob@NEWS 14

  • Europe

    Social care survey responses top 7000

  • Europe

    Working time back on the agenda

  • Germany

    Call for more jobs and better conditions in childcare

  • Portugal

    Unions continue 35-hour fight

  • Netherlands

    Disabled care agreement declared generally binding

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2013 January epsucob@NEWS 02

  • Portugal

    Unions calls for overtime ban across local government

  • France

    Day of action over pay and jobs on 31 January

  • Germany

    Pay negotiations break down at EON

  • France

    Two-day strike over job cuts

  • Austria

    Pay deal in energy sector

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2013 November epsucob@NEWS 18

  • France

    Midwives take action over pay

  • Finland

    State sector agreement concluded

  • Germany

    Union says church labour rule changes are inadequate

  • Europe

    ETUC agrees collective bargaining resolution

  • Spain

    Latest data shows erosion of collective bargaining

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2014 September epsucob@NEWS 15

  • Austria

    Union launches new working time guide

  • Denmark

    Concern over employment and training in private childcare

  • Finland

    Corporatisation threat to pay and collective bargaining

  • Ireland

    March shows continuing support for waste workers

  • Ireland

    Union calls for pay rises and challenge public-private pay gap claims

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2013 February epsucob@NEWS 03

  • Ireland

    Government promises end to cuts

  • Germany

    Unions aim for 6.5% increase in regional government

  • Greece

    General strike call for 20 February

  • Spain

    Unions mobilise over jobs and services in justice ministry

  • Spain

    Union reports reveal failure of labour reforms

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2013 December epsucob@NEWS 19

  • Germany

    Confederation reacts to coalition agreement

  • France

    Unions organise week of action on pay

  • Sweden

    Report exposes challenges of work in elder care

  • Europe

    Pay and conditions in social care project

  • Denmark

    Union negotiates agreement with private care firm

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