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 September epsucob@NEWS 13

  • U.K.

    Health workers win better pay and end to private contract

  • Romania

    25% pay increase for health workers

  • Ireland

    Care workers fight for 'twilight' hours payments

  • The Netherlands

    Job security key priority in collective bargaining

  • Switzerland

    Union will mobilise against region's plans for cuts

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2015 August epsucob@NEWS 12

  • Finland

    Confederations set out key issues for cross-sector negotiations

  • The Netherlands

    Union refuses to sign deal with government

  • France

    Unions react to regional government restructuring

  • Switzerland

    Union attacks Federal budget cuts

  • Austria

    €1700 is next minimum wage target

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2015 July epsucob@NEWS 11

  • Israel

    50000 contract workers to be directly employed

  • Spain

    Unions criticise government's failure to negotiate

  • Ireland

    Unions welcome new collective bargaining legislation

  • Ukraine

    ILO asked to intervene over new legislation

  • The Netherlands

    New agreement in general practice

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2015 July epsucob@NEWS 10

  • Europe

    Collective bargaining news from around Europe

  • Spain

    Federation demands real negotiations over working time

  • The Netherlands

    MPs back union calls for negotiations

  • Finland

    Municipal and state sector agreements follow cross-sector deal

  • U.K.

    Energy companies become living wage employers

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2015 June epsucob@NEWS 09

  • The Netherlands

    State sector workers continue protests over collective agreement

  • France

    Federations mobilise over health, pay and working time

  • Czech Republic

    Confederation to coordinate action on low pay

  • Italy

    Public service federations demand negotiations on reform

  • Belgium

    Non-profit sector unions protest over staffing and funding

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2015 June epsucob@NEWS 08

  • The Netherlands

    Agreement in University Medical Centres ends zero hour contracts

  • France

    Health unions plans protests over cuts and working time

  • Denmark

    Documentary exposes impact of outsourcing in private sector

  • Italy

    Federations mobilise over collective bargaining

  • Ireland

    Unions consult over pay restoration agreement

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2015 May epsucob@NEWS 07

  • The Netherlands

    Rotterdam march launches actions by civil servants

  • France

    Thousands of hospital workers join working time protest

  • Greece

    Strike action to defend health service

  • The Netherlands

    Pay rises for mental health workers

  • Austria

    Landmark agreement for hospital doctors

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2015 May epsucob@NEWS 06

  • Ukraine

    Trade unions plan action in dispute with government and employers

  • The Netherlands

    Ambulance workers take action

  • France

    Unions call for action over working time

  • Europe

    ETUC criticises recommendations on wages

  • Europe

    Collective bargaining news from around Europe

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2014 July epsucob@NEWS 13

  • Ireland

    Strike called off as pay cuts restored

  • The Netherlands

    Finally! An agreement in local government

  • Germany

    Minimum wage for all and more in waste

  • France

    Health staff in private sector mobilise for better pay

  • Serbia

    Unions maintain protests against labour code changes

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2013 October epsucob@NEWS 16

  • Portugal

    Anti-austerity demonstrations on 19 October

  • Belarus

    Health union runs bargaining seminar

  • Italy

    Unions protest over Red Cross changes

  • Austria

    Industrial action possible in Lower Austria

  • Sweden

    New agreement with health co-operatives

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2014 August epsucob@NEWS 14

  • Europe

    Social care survey responses top 7000

  • Europe

    Working time back on the agenda

  • Germany

    Call for more jobs and better conditions in childcare

  • Portugal

    Unions continue 35-hour fight

  • The Netherlands

    Disabled care agreement declared generally binding

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2013 October epsucob@NEWS 17

  • Portugal

    Public sector unions to strike on 8 November

  • U.K.

    Firefighters plan stoppages over pensions

  • Italy

    Industrial action planned over budget

  • Austria

    Local government union warns of strike action

  • Austria

    Engineering sector pay rise sets the pace

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2014 September epsucob@NEWS 15

  • Austria

    Union launches new working time guide

  • Denmark

    Concern over employment and training in private childcare

  • Finland

    Corporatisation threat to pay and collective bargaining

  • Ireland

    March shows continuing support for waste workers

  • Ireland

    Union calls for pay rises and challenge public-private pay gap claims

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2013 January epsucob@NEWS 02

  • Portugal

    Unions calls for overtime ban across local government

  • France

    Day of action over pay and jobs on 31 January

  • Germany

    Pay negotiations break down at EON

  • France

    Two-day strike over job cuts

  • Austria

    Pay deal in energy sector

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2013 November epsucob@NEWS 18

  • France

    Midwives take action over pay

  • Finland

    State sector agreement concluded

  • Germany

    Union says church labour rule changes are inadequate

  • Europe

    ETUC agrees collective bargaining resolution

  • Spain

    Latest data shows erosion of collective bargaining

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