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.

2015 April epsucob@NEWS 04

  • Sweden

    Union runs competition on equal pay

  • Portugal

    Anti-austerity demonstration on 22 April

  • Romania

    Federation pickets ministries on world health day

  • France

    Unions mobilise across the country

  • Turkey

    ETUC notes some progress on trade union rights

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2013 August epsucob@NEWS 13

  • Turkey

    Confederation criticises public sector agreement

  • Israel

    Care workers among those paid less than minimum wage

  • Finland

    Municipal union backs central framework agreement

  • France

    Four union organisations mobilise for 10 September over jobs, pay and pensions

  • U.K.

    Report reveals shows how care workers miss out on minimum wage

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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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03-2007 epsucob@NEWS 6 February 2007

  • Netherlands

    New agreement for mental health sector

  • Austria

    2.55% increase in private electricity suppliers

  • Ireland

    Health workers win right to permanent contracts

  • Europe

    Progress on gender equality

  • Belgium

    Employers reject agreement in non-profit sector

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04-2007 epsucob@NEWS 21 February 2007

  • Europe

    Collective bargaining conference follow-up meeting

  • Finland

    Union secures proper pay rate for Polish electricians

  • Netherlands

    New 22-month collective agreement for doctors

  • Sweden

    Survey reveals support for solidarity wage increases

  • U.K.

    Local government unions submit 5% pay claim

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20-2007 epsucob@NEWS 15 November 2007

  • Europe

    Future of European industrial relations in the public services

  • Netherlands

    Unions agree to commission to resolve stalemate in municipal negotiations

  • U.K.

    Equal pay victory for UNISON members

  • Spain

    Unions unite in strike action at Ministry of Justice

  • France

    Negotiations over pensions follow second day of major strike action

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05-2007-epsuco@NEWS 12 March 2007

  • Europe

    Collective bargaining group takes stock and looks ahead

  • Europe

    Work-life balance part of key to equal pay

  • Europe

    Monitoring employment conditions across Europe

  • U.K.

    Equal pay campaign launched in Scotland

  • France

    Week of action in energy sector

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21-2007 epsucob@NEWS 28 November 2007

  • Netherlands

    New two-year agreement in provincial government

  • Ireland

    Unions push for better deal for community workers

  • Germany

    Employers stall over new pay structure

  • Austria

    Public sector unions submit claim for 4% increase

  • Spain

    Ministry of Justice strike gets wide support

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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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