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.

22-2007 epsucob@NEWS 17 December 2007

  • Ireland

    Pensions comparison will affect public sector pay benchmarking

  • Spain

    Unions sign collective agreement covering overseas employees

  • Germany

    Waste employers terminate agreement

  • Greece

    Union confederations unite in strike over pensions

  • U.K.

    Union pleased at high turnout for DWP strike

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02-2007 epsucob@NEWS 23 January 2007

  • Italy

    Government confirms finance for pay increases and future deadline for implementing increases

  • Portugal

    Forum and national demonstration are next stage in campaign

  • Spain

    Unions prevent major increase in temporary agency work

  • Sweden

    Report stresses need to maintain high minimum wages

  • Estonia

    Estonian health care workers strike postponed

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12 epsucob@NEWS 16 June 2006

  • France

    Budget for 2007 will mean 15,000 fewer public service jobs

  • Europe

    Intensification of work and outsourcing undermine policies for working parents

  • The Netherlands

    New 23-month agreement for social workers

  • Spain

    Health technicians strike over recognition of qualifications

  • Finland

    Older workers fill health jobs gap

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19-2007 epsucob@NEWS 31 October 2007

  • Europe

    ETUC issues warning about Commission's flexicurity strategy

  • Austria

    First stage in public sector pay negotiations

  • Spain

    Progress on agreement for overseas workers

  • U.K.

    Local government pay deal accepted

  • The Netherlands

    Unions take initiative to resolve municipal dispute

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epsucob@NEWS 15 October 2005

  • Europe

    ETUC collective bargaining committee

  • Europe

    Low pay, outsourcing, working time, young workers, migrant workers - all up for discussion at the EPSU collective bargaining conference

  • Sweden

    Pay report finds growing gap between blue and white-collar workers

  • The Netherlands

    Union puts collective bargaining information on the web

  • Spain

    Unions call for negotiations

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13 epsucob@NEWS 3 July 2006

  • Europe

    Call for European minimum wage

  • France

    Unions attack inadequate rise in minimum wage

  • Portugal

    Public administration national strike on 6 July

  • U.K.

    Union criticises councils' use of temporary and agency staff

  • The Netherlands

    Two-year agreement signed in hospital sector

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epsucob@NEWS 1 November 2005

  • Europe

    Anti-discrimination website

  • Germany

    Health workers bargaining success

  • U.K.

    EDF Energy vote for industrial action

  • Europe

    Metalworkers co-ordinate common demand on training

  • The Netherlands

    Job cuts and early retirement background to public sector agreement

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14 epsucob@NEWS 17 July 2006

  • Ireland

    Union backs call for living wage policy in Dublin

  • Europe

    Baltic and Scandinavian unions sign co-operation agreements

  • Spain

    French public services minister investigates Spanish collective agreement

  • Norway

    100% collective bargaining coverage in public sector

  • U.K.

    Strike warning over nuclear industry pensions

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epsucob@NEWS 12 November 2005

  • U.K.

    Parliament cleaners threaten second strike

  • Germany

    ver.di attacks 41-hour week for federal civil servants

  • The Netherlands

    Home care sector agreement

  • Portugal

    Campaign against government cuts continues

  • U.K.

    Civil service pay offer rejected

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15 epsucob@NEWS 31 July 2006

  • Europe

    Book your place at EPSU's 2006 collective bargaining conference

  • U.K.

    Civil servants' pay claim in Northern Ireland focuses on low pay

  • France

    Union calls for consultation with workers over heat wave emergency measures

  • U.K.

    Local government pensions debate

  • France

    Unions challenge government's privatisation claims

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06-2007-epsucob@NEWS 26 March 2007

  • Estonia

    Substantial pay rises in social care sector

  • Europe

    Unbundling and employment feature in first gas social dialogue meeting

  • Belgium

    Report finds 15% pay gap between men and women

  • Finland

    Survey shows most think public sector workers are underpaid

  • Germany

    Unions reject minister's minimum wage proposal

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epsucob@NEWS 28 November 2005

  • Portugal

    Strike in justice ministry

  • Portugal

    Pay rise of 3.5% demand for 2006

  • Portugal

    Further action against government policies

  • U.K.

    Health service pay claim

  • Malta

    Demonstrations and strike threat over government policies

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16 epsucob@NEWS 14 August 2006

  • Austria

    Survey of health and social services workers

  • Germany

    Unions monitor MPs on minimum wage

  • Ireland

    Union members back national pay deal

  • Italy

    Breakdown in negotiations in private healthcare

  • The Netherlands

    Call for information campaign over violence against ambulance workers

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07-2007 epsucob@NEWS 10 April 2007

  • Malta

    Employers attack plans for improved rights for working parents

  • Europe

    Report examines institutions and processes of European industrial relations

  • U.K.

    Main local government pension changes adopted in parliament

  • Ireland

    Union wins compensation for psychological trauma

  • Spain

    Equality law takes effect

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epsucob@NEWS 8 December 2005

  • Greece

    Unions resist threat to collective bargaining

  • Europe

    ETUC focuses on excessive flexibility

  • Estonia

    Unions expose unfair civil service pay scheme

  • The Netherlands

    Childcare and energy agreements

  • U.K.

    Unions oppose change to pension rules

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