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.

2017 May epsucob@NEWS 09

  • Germany

    Court victory for privatised workers

  • Norway

    Pay rise and pensions strike in childcare sector

  • France

    Trade unions set out key concerns to new minister

  • Italy

    Three federations mobilise over provincial and city funding

  • Czech Republic

    Union calls for urgent action on care workers' pay

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2017 May epsucob@NEWS 08

  • Italy

    Federations denounce private care agreement with unrepresentative unions

  • Europe

    Report reveals scale of East-West pay gap

  • Czech Republic

    Union launches campaign to increase pay in social services

  • Denmark

    Workers and residents affected as more care companies collapse

  • Germany

    Bargaining successes in health and social care

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2017 April epsucob@NEWS 07

  • Norway

    Pay deal in public service companies

  • Sweden

    Main municipal and welfare agreement extended

  • Austria

    Union calls for minimum staffing levels

  • Switzerland

    Union welcomes new collective agreement in healthcare

  • U.K.

    Public service unions highlight loss in purchasing power

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2017 April epsucob@NEWS 06

  • Iceland

    Shorter weekly hours experiment in public services

  • Kosovo

    Health union in protest to support negotiations

  • Spain

    Unions sign landmark deal to tackle precarious employment

  • Greece

    Union movement attacks IMF stance on Greece

  • Germany

    Negotiating successes for ver.di in health and social care

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2017 March epsucob@NEWS 04

  • The Netherlands

    Historic decision on care contracts

  • Norway

    Confederation calls for real pay rise for 2017

  • Ireland

    Strike threat leads to partial victory

  • Romania

    Union continues push for bonuses for all health workers

  • Europe

    Report reviews pro and cons of telework

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2017 February epsucob@NEWS 03

  • Germany

    Warning strikes and protests to support bargaining

  • Europe

    Pay increase for workers in European institutions

  • The Netherlands

    Unions calls for statutory staffing levels in eldercare

  • U.K.

    Union takes to the streets in teaching assistant dispute

  • Italy

    Union calls for agitation against fire service reorganisation

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2017 January epsucob@NEWS 02

  • Portugal

    Health and non-teaching staff take action

  • Finland

    Well-being at work delivers higher productivity

  • Ireland

    Healthworkers balloted for industrial action

  • Italy

    Unions raise concerns over public service jobs

  • Austria

    Union campaigns for EUR 1500 minimum wage

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2017 January epsucob@NEWS 01

  • Germany

    Union puts forward 6% pay claim in health company

  • Spain

    Unions call for permanent contracts for thousands of healthworkers

  • Europe

    Collective bargaining news across Europe

  • Europe

    Conference debates quality employment

  • Europe

    Support for recast posted workers directive

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2016 December epsucob@NEWS 16

  • Sweden

    Strike threat leads to better private care deal

  • Italy

    Prison staff protest over staffing and safety

  • The Netherlands

    New collective agreement for midwives

  • Spain

    Report exposes scale of temporary work in public health

  • Finland

    Debate over collective bargaining

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2016 November epsucob@NEWS 15

  • Armenia

    Government threat to 30% of public sector jobs

  • Portugal

    Protest march on pay and conditions

  • Italy

    Legal challenges launched against militarisation of forestry workers

  • Sweden

    Positive news on pay rises but pay gaps persist

  • Austria

    Pay and working time feature in health negotiations

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2016 October epsucob@NEWS 14

  • Bulgaria

    Major pay boost for healthworkers

  • Europe

    Important role for minimum wages in Central and Eastern Europe

  • Germany

    Planning ahead for bargaining in 2017

  • Sweden

    Three-year deal will benefit nursing assistants

  • U.K.

    School support staff take further action against pay cuts

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2016 October epsucob@NEWS 13

  • Denmark

    Care workers hit by further bankruptcies

  • Austria

    Care unions make point with 6.4 Km scarf

  • Germany

    Works councils should have say in digitalisation of government

  • Norway

    Energy unions strike to defend rest periods

  • Spain

    Federations push for changes to framework statute

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2016 September epsucob@NEWS 12

  • U.K.

    Homecare workers in legal challenge on pay

  • Germany

    Union in warning strike and protest over collective agreement

  • Spain

    European court rules against repeat temporary contracts

  • Denmark

    Union signs deal with private care company

  • Romania

    Health union campaigns for pay equity

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2016 September epsucob@NEWS 11

  • Germany

    Health workers get new agreement after 10-week dispute

  • Italy

    Union coordinates action to support forestry workers

  • Denmark

    Union declares conflict with private care company

  • U.K.

    Education workers in dispute

  • Europe

    Analysis of additional pay reward schemes

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