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.

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 December epsucob@NEWS 19

  • Germany

    Confederation reacts to coalition agreement

  • France

    Unions organise week of action on pay

  • Sweden

    Report exposes challenges of work in elder care

  • Europe

    Pay and conditions in social care project

  • Denmark

    Union negotiates agreement with private care firm

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2014 September epsucob@NEWS 16

  • Ireland

    Unions win working time case

  • Ireland

    Waste workers agree return to work

  • Greece

    Strike over health service funding, jobs and pay

  • U.K.

    Report exposes impact of outsourcing on pay and conditions

  • Europe

    ETUC launches bargaining for equality guide

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2013 February epsucob@NEWS 03

  • Ireland

    Government promises end to cuts

  • Germany

    Unions aim for 6.5% increase in regional government

  • Greece

    General strike call for 20 February

  • Spain

    Unions mobilise over jobs and services in justice ministry

  • Spain

    Union reports reveal failure of labour reforms

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2014 January epsucob@NEWS 01

  • Europe

    Campaigners want action on in-work poverty

  • Europe

    Wage devaluation fails to boost exports - IMF

  • Europe

    Collective bargaining news from the ETUI

  • Belgium

    Firefighters protest over changes to statutes

  • Ireland

    Pensions dispute at energy company resolved

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2014 October epsucob@NEWS 17

  • Portugal

    Protest over working time agreements

  • Europe

    Collective bargaining news from around Europe

  • The Netherlands

    Unions consult over agreement in regional government

  • Austria

    €1300 minimum wage for doctors' employees

  • Spain

    Public sector federations want real negotiations over state budget

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2013 March epsucob@NEWS 04

  • Germany

    5.6% increase in regional government over 2 years

  • Sweden

    Union targets split shifts in bargaining

  • France

    New agreement on equality in public services

  • Finland

    Municipal unions open to negotiations

  • Austria

    Hospital workers take strike action

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2014 January epsucob@NEWS 02

  • U.K.

    Workers in higher education strike over pay

  • Denmark

    Union highlights safety risks in homes for mentally ill

  • Ireland

    Pension costs cut for public sector workers

  • Spain

    Federation calls for negotiations over jobs

  • The Netherlands

    Union urges members to get their entitlements

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2014 October epsucob@NEWS 18

  • France

    Federations challenge President over public sector pay

  • Denmark

    Union looks to flat-rate pay increase

  • U.K.

    Firefighters resume strike action over pensions

  • The Netherlands

    Progress on pay and working time in care agreement

  • Austria

    Better pay and conditions in health and social care

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2013 April epsucob@NEWS 05

  • France

    Unions challenge Veolia redundancy plan

  • The Netherlands

    Home care workers protest over massive cuts

  • Italy

    Unions in joint call to restart collective bargaining

  • Sweden

    Municipal union plans strike action over pay

  • Sweden

    Four-year agreement for municipal white-collar workers

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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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2014 February epsucob@NEWS 04

  • The Netherlands

    Municipal employers have nothing to offer

  • The 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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