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.

2016 August epsucob@NEWS 10

  • Ireland

    Ambulance strike suspended following commitments on staffing and pay

  • Portugal

    Waste workers strike over pay

  • Portugal

    Nurses maintain strike action over 35-hour week

  • U.K.

    Strike vote enough to stop private contractor cuts

  • Denmark

    Unions express support for planned strike at care company

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2016 August epsucob@NEWS 09

  • Ireland

    All out ambulance strike set for 10 August

  • Germany

    Improved pay and hours for Red Cross workers

  • Spain

    Federations set out key bargaining demands

  • U.K.

    Call for action on homecare workers' pay

  • Finland

    Employers challenge generally binding agreements

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2016 July epsucob@NEWS 08

  • Portugal

    Back to 35-hour week in public sector

  • Lithuania

    Unions welcome President's veto of Labour Code

  • Italy

    Waste workers step up action

  • Europe

    ETUC signs four-way agreement on social dialogue

  • Germany

    Union calls for more trained eldercare staff

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2016 June epsucob@NEWS 07

  • Germany

    Real wage rises for 2m public sector workers

  • Italy

    Call for more childcare workers and increased investment

  • Sweden

    Union signs deal for rail infrastructure workers

  • Spain

    Firefighters develop plan to address cancer risk

  • Germany

    Rehabiliation company pulls out of collective agreement

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2016 May epsucob@NEWS 06

  • Slovenia

    Strike action secures commitment to social dialogue

  • Sweden

    Pay deal will help reduce gender pay gap

  • U.K.

    Two-year agreement in local government

  • Hungary

    Social service unions strike over pay and working time

  • Portugal

    Labour inspectors strike over working conditions

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2016 April epsucob@NEWS 05

  • Greece

    Wages hit by deregulation of collective bargaining

  • Austria

    Breakthrough in negotiations for doctors

  • U.K.

    MPs debate low pay among care workers

  • Slovenia

    Energy union plans strike action

  • Finland

    Competitiveness pact negotiations get underway

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2016 March epsucob@NEWS 04

  • The Netherlands

    Pay deals on the rise in public sector

  • Finland

    Unions face tough measures in competitiveness pact

  • Europe

    Analysis reveals major challenges for collective bargaining

  • Germany

    Health workers' action day to support pay claim

  • Europe

    Report identifies workplace carcinogens

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2016 February epsucob@NEWS 03

  • U.K.

    College staff strike over pay freeze

  • Ireland

    Strong support for action over healthcare assistant jobs

  • Norway

    Union targets low pay and equal pay in bargaining round

  • Switzerland

    Hospital workers call for end to low pay

  • Italy

    Red Cross restructuring threatens 2000 jobs

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2016 February epsucob@NEWS 02

  • Italy

    Unions negotiate new agreement for embassy staff

  • Spain

    Government challenged over non-payment of bonus

  • Lithuania

    ETUC supports unions over labour code changes

  • Europe

    Active ageing negotiations in preparation

  • Sweden

    Tough bargaining in local government

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2016 January epsucob@NEWS 01

  • Germany

    Temporary contracts on bargaining agenda

  • The Netherlands

    Union consulting over social work deal

  • France

    Energy union continues pay and jobs campaign

  • Sweden

    Energy union focuses on pay and safety

  • Austria

    New agreement for 100000 workers in private health and social care

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2015 December epsucob@NEWS 18

  • Spain

    Federations call for negotiations on new agreement in state sector

  • Finland

    Union calls for employee protection in major health reforms

  • Germany

    Care training law needs improvement

  • Ireland

    Hospital agrees to keep jobs in-house

  • Belgium

    Prison staff take strike action

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2015 November epsucob@NEWS 17

  • Spain

    Federations to protest over collective bargaining

  • Italy

    Broad trade union backing for national demonstration

  • Sweden

    Nursing assistants are bargaining priority for 2016

  • Austria

    1.3% increase for public sector workers

  • Austria

    2.5% for childcare workers

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2015 November epsucob@NEWS 16

  • Portugal

    Unions set out key demands

  • U.K.

    Scottish prison service lifts strike ban

  • Germany

    Survey reveals excessive working hours of hospital doctors

  • Europe

    Trends in collective bargaining analysed

  • Europe

    Latest collective bargaining news

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2015 October epsucob@NEWS 15

  • Malta

    Union calls for go-slow by immigration officers

  • Italy

    Federations coordinate action to defend research and training centre

  • U.K.

    National Gallery workers secure agreement and return to work

  • Europe

    Round-up of collective bargaining news

  • Ireland

    Most unions back Lansdowne Road agreement

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2015 September epsucob@NEWS 14 - Working Time

  • U.K.

    Possible ballot of junior doctors for action over working time

  • Europe

    Unions face challenges on working time

  • Europe

    Survey highlights latest working time trends

  • Europe

    Long working hours pose threat to health

  • Portugal

    Unions continue their campaign to negotiate 35-hour agreements

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