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.

2018 January epsucob@NEWS 01

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Italy

    Unions welcome central government agreement

  • Germany

    5000 workers affected by health firm's insolvency

  • U.K.

    Museum workers take action over changes to contracts

  • Europe

    ETUC calls for strengthening of working conditions directive

  • Slovenia

    Public sector unions plan strike as firefighters call off action

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2017 December epsucob@NEWS 22

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Austria

    Public sector workers to get 2.33% increase from 1 January

  • Switzerland

    Regional government employees stage pay protest

  • Germany

    Union aims for pay agreement across social services

  • Denmark

    Bargaining will feature key demand on equal pay

  • Finland

    Pay and zero hours contracts feature in private social services bargaining

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2017 November epsucob@NEWS 21

In this issue:

  • Spain

    Unions mobilise over pay, jobs and lost rights

  • Germany

    Health union negotiates staffing agreement

  • U.K.

    Waste workers win pay dispute while energy workers take strike action

  • Norway

    Union calls on municipalities to end contracts with nursing agency

  • The Netherlands

    Protests lead to action on ambulance staffing

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2017 November epsucob@NEWS 20

IN THIS ISSUE

  • The Netherlands

    Childcare sector negotiations begin

  • Spain

    Public service federations launch campaign for jobs

  • Denmark

    Survey exposes staffing problem in nursing homes

  • Europe

    Minimum wages need major boost

  • Ireland

    Union campaigns on pay restoration for care workers

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2017 October epsucob@NEWS 19

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Bulgaria

    National protest calling for pay rise

  • Slovak Republic

    Confederation plans actions on public service pay

  • Poland

    Unions back doctors' protests

  • Germany

    Health workers in further action over workloads

  • Austria

    Public sector pay negotiations under way

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2017 October epsucob@NEWS 18

  • France

    Public sector unions' joint action mobilises hundreds of thousands

  • The Netherlands

    Action by careworkers secures extra staff

  • Portugal

    Strike action in public services

  • Ireland

    Union puts forwards measures on gender equality

  • Finland

    Union aims for flat-rate pay claim in bargaining round

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2017 September epsucob@NEWS 17

  • Germany

    Strikes and protests over staffing levels

  • Ukraine

    Major protest by health union over pay and healthcare provision

  • Czech Republic

    Union pay campaign calls for further increases

  • Spain

    Unions look for better offer on pay and hours

  • Ireland

    Majority of unions back public sector agreement

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2017 September epsucob@NEWS 16

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Czech Republic: pay rise confirmed for public sector
  • UK: unions campaign against pay cap
  • Russia: health unions call for more funding
  • EU: ETUC exposes declining wage share
  • France: Strike at Veolia over job cuts
  • Germany: health staff work to rule
  • Austria: call for increased care funding
  • Netherlands: childcare negotiations to focus on flexibility
  • Denmark: unions demand government action on pay gap
  • Norway: nurses' strike passes 100-day mark
  • Europe: Semester analysis shows pressure for bargaining reform
  • Europe: more collective bargaining news from ETUI
  • Italy: health sector bargaining gets underway
  • Spain: overseas development staff take strike action
  • Spain

    Overseas development staff take strike action

  • Czech Republic

    Government confirms public sector pay rise in face of strike threat

  • Denmark

    Unions call for government action to close gender pay gap

  • Germany

    Health workers in hand cleaning work-to-rule

  • Europe

    More collective bargaining news from across Europe

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2017 September epsucob@NEWS 15

  • U.K.

    Pay protest across civil service

  • Germany

    Union secures wide-ranging agreement with energy company

  • Austria

    Union campaigns to protect new employees

  • Ukraine

    Health workers to protest over pay and funding

  • Spain

    Unions target €1000 minimum wage

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2017 August epsucob@NEWS 14

  • Norway

    Unions join demonstration in support of striking nurses

  • The Netherlands

    Care workers take action over workloads and jobs

  • Austria

    Union launches petition for childcare workers

  • Finland

    Unions criticise working time law proposals

  • U.K.

    Cleaners, janitors, waste workers and civil servants take strike action

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2017 August epsucob@NEWS 13

  • Germany

    Union targets hospitals in negotiations to reduce workloads

  • The Netherlands

    Union raises urgent demand for more prison staff

  • Austria

    Agreement protects healthworkers' pay and conditions

  • Finland

    Unions express concern over government's working time initiative

  • Europe

    ETUC pay rise campaign news

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2017 July epsucob@NEWS 12

  • Italy

    Federations mobilise over employment centres

  • Spain

    Unions continue their demonstrations over pay and jobs

  • Slovenia

    Public sector unions set up strike committee

  • Norway

    Cancer society nurses continue strike action

  • U.K.

    Unions continue campaign against public sector pay cap

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2017 June epsucob@NEWS 10

  • Spain

    Embassy and other international staff strike for better pay

  • Germany

    Union calls for national action on childcare training

  • Ireland

    Progress with pay talks

  • Italy

    Unions continue campaign for more funding

  • Norway

    Widespread support for nurses' strike at Cancer Society

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