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.

02 epsucob@NEWS January 2009

  • Italy

    Metalworkers and public service workers plan strike action

  • Ireland

    Employers attack public sector pensions

  • Finland

    Unions and agencies establish good practice on nurse recruitment

  • Germany

    Ver.di seeks better pay for childcare and social service workers

  • Spain

    Framework agreement covers firefighters' training and safety

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01 epsucob@NEWS January 2009

  • Germany

    Pay deals in the energy sector

  • Austria

    Union calls for representation in health reform talks

  • U.K.

    Civil service union plans meetings over pay agreement

  • Europe

    Commission review reveals latest labour market trends

  • Germany

    Unions step up minimum wage campaign

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021 epsucob@NEWS November 2008

  • Switzerland

    Unions protest over hospital funding

  • Germany

    Further action in hospital sector

  • Europe

    European Parliament calls for action on gender pay gap

  • Austria

    Pay increase for gas and heating sector above inflation

  • Belgium

    Local government unions demonstrate over jobs

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022 epsucob@NEWS December 2008

  • U.K.

    NHS pay negotiations won't be re-opened

  • Italy

    Federation pleased by level of support for strike

  • France

    Unions want recognition of role in tackling discrimination

  • Austria

    Private health and social care workers get 3.6%

  • Europe

    Stress agreement has been catalyst for change

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020 epsucob@NEWS November 2008

  • Austria

    New collective agreement for federal accountancy service

  • Finland

    Public sector employers exploit fixed-term workers

  • Italy

    Federations adopt different strategies over public sector pay

  • U.K.

    Health service unions want to re-open negotiations

  • Spain

    Federations continue to protest over pension changes

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019 epsucob@NEWS October 2008

  • Europe

    Collective bargaining conference – don't forget to register!

  • Greece

    Commission challenge over doctors' working hours

  • Belgium

    Prison strike suspended

  • Austria

    Public sector negotiations about to start

  • Europe

    Commission report examines recent wage trends

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018 epsucob@NEWS October 2008

  • Sweden

    Workers close gap on professionals but not women on men

  • Portugal

    Union claims widespread support for strike

  • U.K.

    Local government unions consider revised pay offer

  • Lithuania

    Survey indicates no progress on gender pay gap

  • Belgium

    Strike action continues in prisons

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017 epsucob@NEWS September 2008

  • Europe

    Collective bargaining conference – 9-10 December

  • France

    Federations reject cuts to pension scheme

  • Europe

    ETUI-REHS publishes trade union guide on sustainable development

  • Belgium

    Union wants to see proper negotiations over health care jobs

  • Austria

    Call for bargaining to get underway

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015 epsucob@NEWS August 2008

  • Europe

    Collective bargaining information on EPSU website

  • Ukraine

    Gas workers protest over gas prices and pay

  • U.K.

    Unions will call for re-opening of negotiations over three-year deal

  • Ireland

    Public sector pay increases lagging behind private sector

  • France

    Court rules against representation of outsourced workers

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014 epsucob@NEWS August 2008

  • Europe

    Transport strikes and minimum wage news

  • France

    Growth in precarious employment among elder- and childcare workers

  • Finland

    Gender pay gap at 15% in Finnish industry

  • Europe

    Annual review of working conditions

  • Europe

    Study confirms wide wage dispersion where collective bargaining is weakest

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013 epsucob@NEWS July 2008

  • Europe

    EPSU collective bargaining conference 2008

  • Germany

    Employees work longer and more atypical hours

  • Europe

    ETUC calls on affiliates to use collective bargaining to close gender pay gap

  • Austria

    Union calls for proper training and higher pay in health sector

  • Czech Republic

    Union federation lists strike successes

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012 epsucob@NEWS July 2008

  • Europe

    Third EPSU regional collective bargaining conference

  • Netherlands

    New 29-month deal for social workers

  • Belgium

    Government fails to respond on pay following demonstration

  • Germany

    Strikes in Berlin continue up to next negotiation round

  • Portugal

    Demonstrations around the country against changes to labour code

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011 epsucob@NEWS June 2008

  • Germany

    Union takes its pay campaign to SDP meeting

  • Europe

    Annual collective bargaining conference - 9-10 December

  • Switzerland

    Health workers' pay under threat

  • U.K.

    Most unions back health pay deal

  • Europe

    Third regional collective bargaining conference

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010 epsucob@NEWS June 2008

  • Czech Republic

    Sharp differences in earnings growth across public services

  • France

    Unions call for pay negotiations to re-open at EDF

  • U.K.

    Museum workers to strike over pay

  • Europe

    ETUC issues warning over working time directive

  • Netherlands

    New agreement for mental health sector

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009 epsucob@NEWS May 2008

  • Estonia

    Health sector sees higher than average increases

  • Belgium

    Union criticises minister for proposing cut in recruitment

  • Ireland

    Nurses suspend industrial action

  • Italy

    Unions will continue mobilisation over private health agreement

  • Portugal

    Private and public sector unions call demo for 5 June

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