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 August epsucob@NEWS 12

  • Finland

    Confederations set out key issues for cross-sector negotiations

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Netherlands

    Rotterdam march launches actions by civil servants

  • France

    Thousands of hospital workers join working time protest

  • Greece

    Strike action to defend health service

  • 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

  • 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 February epsucob@NEWS 03

  • Austria

    Unions want improved offer from employers

  • Austria

    Above-inflation rise in health and social care

  • Austria

    Bargaining in the hospitals sector

  • Germany

    Pay, holidays and jobs for trainees

  • Germany

    Under-staffed, low paid, stressed out and overworked

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2014 November epsucob@NEWS 19

  • Sweden

    Union welcomes talks on sector wage differences

  • Denmark

    Campaigning against rising inequality

  • Austria

    Call for six weeks holiday for more workers

  • Spain

    Federations criticise failure to negotiate

  • Portugal

    Wide support for national day of action

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2013 May epsucob@NEWS 07

  • U.K.

    Local government employers make final offer

  • Germany

    Call for protection for whistleblowers in health sector

  • Denmark

    Difficult negotiations in local government

  • Europe

    Commissioner pushes for higher wages in Germany

  • Sweden

    Big step towards equality in new agreement

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2014 February epsucob@NEWS 04

  • Netherlands

    Municipal employers have nothing to offer

  • Netherlands

    "Speed dating" on hospital negotiations

  • Germany

    Energy sector: 4.5% increase and jobs for trainees

  • Germany

    Union calls for job security agreement at hospitals group

  • Ireland

    Union takes working time case to Commission

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2014 November epsucob@NEWS 20

  • Portugal

    Nurses continue action over jobs and pay

  • Europe

    WICARE conference on pay and conditions in social services

  • Netherlands

    Unions suspend talks with minister over civil service agreement

  • Europe

    Union federations sign well-being agreement

  • Europe

    New report analysis impact of economic governance on collective bargaining

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2013 May epsucob@NEWS 08

  • U.K.

    Carers demonstrate over cuts to pay and conditions

  • Germany

    Unions sign agreement over future bargaining

  • Germany

    Trade unions essential for more paid leave

  • Europe

    MEPs' report underlines role of public pensions

  • Europe

    Collective bargaining meeting report

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2014 March epsucob@NEWS 05

  • U.K.

    Municipalities sign up to ethical care charter

  • Denmark

    More time for home care

  • Denmark

    Action for a healthier workplace

  • Sweden

    Union move towards more individualised pay policy

  • France

    Union protest over responsibility pact and public services

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