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Collective Bargaining 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.

  • Netherlands

    Pay rises of up to 9% for mental health workers and other news

  • Czech Republic

    Civil service union reacts angrily to pay freeze

  • U.K.

    Unions pushing for pay rises for drivers in waste sector

  • Poland

    Municipal workers call for pay increase

  • Italy

    Unions sign agreements in non-profit health and social care and security and defence

  • Austria

    Pay rise for childcare workers as health and social care staff get 37-hour week

  • Norway

    Special agreement covers overtime and pay for municipal workers

  • Germany

    First of two increases in national minimum wage for 2022

  • Spain

    Union concern over delay in telework agreement

  • Sweden

    Municipal workers get improved job security, transition and pension arrangements

  • Portugal

    Unions maintain their campaign over pay and collective agreement

  • Israel

    Court rules against university’s anti-union actions

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  • Italy

    New agreements in central government and for private doctors

  • Spain

    Unions unite in calls for more health staff

  • Europe

    European Institutions : pay and pensions rise by 1.9 % net

  • Europe

    ETUC exposes wage/productivity gap

  • Slovak Republic

    Pay rise and extra leave for public sector workers

  • Europe

    ETUC welcomes draft directive on platform work

  • U.K.

    Many care workers in Wales could see pay rise by 11%

  • Denmark

    Compensation payments expose high risk working environment

  • Finland

    Union survey reveals extent of staffing problem in childcare

  • Ireland

    Union says childcare staffing crisis driven by low pay not lack of qualified staff

  • Kosovo

    Health union suspends strike action

  • France

    Unions react angrily to another pay freeze for public sector workers

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  • Lithuania

    Health unions negotiate collective agreement with major boost to pay

  • Slovenia

    Pay rises for many health and social care workers but negotiations to continue

  • Germany

    Pay rise and lump sum for regional government workers

  • Austria

    Public sector deal delivers 3% average pay rise

  • Italy

    Confederations plan national strike over government policy

  • Spain

    Unions agree equality plan with Red Cross

  • Finland

    Two-week strike stops threat to pay and conditions

  • Europe

    ETUC highlights data showing increase in wage gap

  • Netherlands

    Youth workers take second day of strike action

  • Europe

    Report tracks latest minimum wage trends

  • Sweden

    Joint review underlines value of crisis agreement

  • Norway

    Care workers are employees – final court victory

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  • Lithuania

    Collective agreements updated covering social services and public services

  • Italy

    Waste sector unions to take further action

  • Finland

    Strike action in municipal company to defend collective agreement

  • Kosovo

    Health union organises strike action to get negotiations

  • Belgium

    Confederations mobilise over pay, negotiations and trade union rights

  • Germany

    Coalition agreement includes some positive plans on bargaining and union rights

  • Spain

    Strike in justice ministry over pay levels

  • Netherlands

    Union members vote on municipal agreement

  • Slovak Republic

    Nothing in budget for health and public services workers

  • Europe

    ETUC welcomes progress on minimum wage directive

  • Austria

    Health and social care unions launch campaign for more funding

  • Denmark

    Union calls for more full-time working in eldercare

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  • Slovak Republic

    Confederation organises protest to support public service pay claim

  • Germany

    Union launches warning strikes and protests to boost bargaining position

  • Europe

    ETUC highlights impact of higher minimum wages on gender pay gap

  • Ireland

    Unions unite in pay claim for care and community workers

  • Italy

    Unions celebrate massive turnout for waste sector strike

  • Belgium

    Confederation launches appeal to defend the right to strike

  • Kosovo

    Health union stages protest over 2022 budget

  • Spain

    National mobilisation over public sector pay, jobs and spending

  • Portugal

    Strike action over public sector pay and jobs on 12 November

  • U.K.

    Waste and cleansing workers take action

  • Netherlands

    Health workers plan third day of industrial action

  • Austria

    Unions unite in protests over crisis in health service

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  • Netherlands

    Unions step up action in university medical centres

  • Switzerland

    Health unions mobilise over pay, jobs and funding

  • Italy

    Federations plan for national strike in waste services

  • Norway

    Culture workers’ strike secures pension improvements

  • Spain

    Culture workers take action over grading and recruitment

  • Germany

    Union calls for collective agreement for parliament’s drivers

  • Ireland

    Increased funding should lead to pay boost for childcare workers

  • Bulgaria

    Confederation sets out 22 demands for economic and social measures

  • Czech Republic

    Civil service unions sign new collective agreement

  • Sweden

    Report highlights key lessons from pandemic for healthcare

  • Europe

    Report underlines role of social dialogue in digitalisation at work

  • U.K.

    Municipal workers set to strike across Scotland

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  • Austria

    Childcare workers get their message across

  • Germany

    Strike secures staffing, working time and training improvements

  • Portugal

    Government pay offer below trade union demands

  • Italy

    Federations mobilise workers in justice ministry

  • Netherlands

    Union unhappy with final pay offer

  • Finland

    Union aiming for pay increases for all and action on the pay gap

  • Ukraine

    Unions keep up campaign against labour reforms

  • Norway

    Pay rise for childcare staff as culture workers continue strike over pensions

  • Spain

    Public service federations reject pay offer and call for proper negotiations

  • Sweden

    Reports underline importance of worker involvement in digitalisation

  • France

    Unions mobilise psychologists over pay, jobs and contracts

  • Global

    Important minimum wage research behind Nobel prize award

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  • Netherlands

    Medical centre staff on strike over pay and workloads

  • Italy

    Federations look for guarantees for smart workers

  • Austria

    Unions call for pay negotiations to begin

  • Europe

    ETUC highlights impact of energy price rises on low paid

  • Germany

    Survey exposes scale of staffing challenge in early years education

  • U.K.

    Health workers reject 3% pay offer

  • Europe

    Federations debate trade union rights in public services

  • Ireland

    Health unions call for talks on COVID bonus following court ruling

  • Europe

    ETUC welcomes European Parliament report on rights of platform workers

  • Belgium

    Confederation calls for change to negotiating rules

  • France

    Unions in public and private sectors set to mobilise on 5 October

  • Denmark

    Government intervenes to end nurses’ strike

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  • Netherlands

    Childcare workers continue strike campaign

  • Ukraine

    EPSU joins call to halt labour reform process

  • Turkey

    Confederation organises strike protest over collective agreement

  • Austria

    Union keeps up pressure for Corona bonus for care staff

  • Kyrgyzstan

    Trade union movement welcomes veto of labour reforms

  • Italy

    Unions set to mobilise in waste sector

  • Germany

    Union welcomes strike ruling and calls for negotiations

  • Ireland

    Long-running pay dispute near to resolution

  • Finland

    Survey reveals members’ bargaining preferences

  • Spain

    Main federations call for public sector negotiations

  • Europe

    Trade unions can deliver on right to disconnect

  • Switzerland

    Union strike bus continues its tour

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  • Iceland

    Survey reveals positive impact of shorter working week

  • U.K.

    Large backing for four-day week across Scottish government

  • Russia

    Confederation stresses need to maintain pay for four-day week

  • Georgia

    Action by waste workers secures better pay and conditions

  • Spain

    Union signs right to disconnect agreement with health company

  • Netherlands

    Network energy company workers to get 2% pay increase

  • Denmark

    Nurses’ union steps up strike action

  • Europe

    Commission publishes report on key working conditions directive

  • Hungary

    Government attack on the right to strike

  • Switzerland

    Union sets off on strike bus to mobilise health workers

  • Turkey

    Confederation sets off on long march to highlight bargaining demands

  • Germany

    Strike planned for Berlin hospitals

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  • Turkey

    Confederation sets out main bargaining demands

  • U.K.

    Union anger over inadequate pay offers

  • Europe

    Millions of low paid workers miss out on holidays

  • Hungary

    Health workers’ protest while utility workers get 15% pay rise

  • Europe

    Right to strike – new country factsheets published

  • Ireland

    Industrial action possible in education and social care

  • Germany

    Union prepares for negotiations in private ambulance service

  • Portugal

    Municipal service companies pose different challenges for unions

  • Italy

    Union calls for more firefighters and better conditions

  • Europe

    Commission study reveals impact of pandemic

  • Europe

    Health and social care feature in report on labour shortages

  • Austria

    Union puts four-day week on collective bargaining agenda

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  • France

    All public service unions sign new telework agreement

  • Norway

    Major appeal court victory for care workers

  • Germany

    Digitalisation agreement to cover 126000 government workers

  • Portugal

    Unions denounce waste company’s pay and bargaining policies

  • Ireland

    Unions want rapid implementation of remote work policy

  • Czech Republic

    Health union exposes reality of COVID payments

  • Denmark

    Union backs municipality’s four-day week experiment

  • U.K.

    Union ends long-running dispute with gas company

  • Austria

    Unions publish joint open letter on early years education

  • Belgium

    Health union attacks employers’ failure to sign agreements

  • Slovenia

    Health unions criticise lack of social dialogue and block on unions

  • Netherlands

    New collective agreement covering provincial councils

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  • Italy

    Unions mobilise over outsourcing and the recovery

  • Germany

    Energy workers to get 3.8% pay rise

  • Romania

    Trade unionists’ 2000 km journey highlights problem of low pay

  • Estonia

    Union signs stress agreement with ministry of finance

  • Netherlands

    Union builds for national childcare strike on 8 July

  • U.K.

    Health unions welcome new flexible working rights

  • Sweden

    Union welcomes improvements in new emergency agreement

  • Spain

    Unions negotiate agreement to reduce temporary work

  • Denmark

    Nurses continue strike action

  • Austria

    Health unions continue to push for extension of Corona-Bonus

  • Finland

    Key step towards separate agreement for health and social care staff

  • Ireland

    Union urges support for 4-day week campaign

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