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.

2013 June epsucob@NEWS 09

  • Europe

    Sector bargaining under threat

  • Greece

    Health workers demonstrate

  • Romania

    Report condemns industrial relations changes

  • U.K.

    Unions sign landmark deal to build power station

  • Denmark

    Union criticises municipal cutbacks

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2014 March epsucob@NEWS 06

  • U.K.

    Police staff to be balloted on industrial action

  • U.K.

    Unions launch fair pay fortnight

  • The Netherlands

    Unions discuss strategy in central and local government

  • Spain

    Unions mobilise over prison privatisation and working conditions

  • Norway

    Key demands for next bargaining round

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2015 January epsucob@NEWS 01

  • Austria

    Real increase in pay in electricity sector

  • Hungary

    Culture workers demonstrate over pay and jobs

  • Belgium

    Public service unions unite in anti-austerity demo

  • Germany

    Union aims for 5.5% increase for regional government

  • Europe

    Global action day on right to strike - 18 February

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2013 July epsucob@NEWS 10

  • Moldova

    Unions unite in protest over pay, pensions and jobs

  • Europe

    New study reveals size of gender pensions gap

  • Sweden

    Busworkers win improvements in pay and conditions

  • Europe

    Impact of crisis on industrial relations

  • U.K.

    Care workers fight to defend pay and jobs

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2014 April epsucob@NEWS 07

  • Denmark

    Wage cutting care company goes bust

  • Sweden

    New two-year agreement in voluntary sector

  • Finland

    Employment questions arise in welfare restructuring plans

  • U.K.

    Care workers continue their action over pay and conditions

  • Kyrgyzstan

    ITUC protests over proposed strike law changes

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2015 February epsucob@NEWS 02

  • Czech Republic

    Unions negotiate pay increases for all public service workers

  • Turkey

    Union legal threat brings government action

  • The Netherlands

    Government to insource all cleaners

  • Europe

    Court ruling backs equal pay for posted workers

  • Denmark

    Three-year agreements in local and central government

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2013 July epsucob@NEWS 11

  • Germany

    New report underlines economic impact of minimum wage

  • Georgia

    Some progress on labour code

  • Austria

    Municipal workers demonstrate against pay freeze

  • Europe

    Collective bargaining news from the ETUI

  • The Netherlands

    Workers reject pay offer in waste and environment

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2014 April epsucob@NEWS 08

  • Georgia

    Possible progress on safety but not on working hours

  • U.K.

    Further strike action over firefighters' pensions

  • Switzerland

    Union supports minimum wage initiative

  • Czech Republic

    Pay rise for firefighters

  • The Netherlands

    Firefighters demonstrate on 1 May

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2015 March epsucob@NEWS 03

  • Portugal

    Strong support for public sector strike

  • Belgium

    Public service strike on 22 April

  • Finland

    Union wins temporary agency work case

  • U.K.

    Widespread action across Northern Ireland

  • Austria

    Pay rise for civil servants but deadlock over pay system

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02-2007 epsucob@NEWS 23 January 2007

  • Italy

    Government confirms finance for pay increases and future deadline for implementing increases

  • Portugal

    Forum and national demonstration are next stage in campaign

  • Spain

    Unions prevent major increase in temporary agency work

  • Sweden

    Report stresses need to maintain high minimum wages

  • Estonia

    Estonian health care workers strike postponed

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03-2007 epsucob@NEWS 6 February 2007

  • The Netherlands

    New agreement for mental health sector

  • Austria

    2.55% increase in private electricity suppliers

  • Ireland

    Health workers win right to permanent contracts

  • Europe

    Progress on gender equality

  • Belgium

    Employers reject agreement in non-profit sector

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04-2007 epsucob@NEWS 21 February 2007

  • Europe

    Collective bargaining conference follow-up meeting

  • Finland

    Union secures proper pay rate for Polish electricians

  • The Netherlands

    New 22-month collective agreement for doctors

  • Sweden

    Survey reveals support for solidarity wage increases

  • U.K.

    Local government unions submit 5% pay claim

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20-2007 epsucob@NEWS 15 November 2007

  • Europe

    Future of European industrial relations in the public services

  • The Netherlands

    Unions agree to commission to resolve stalemate in municipal negotiations

  • U.K.

    Equal pay victory for UNISON members

  • Spain

    Unions unite in strike action at Ministry of Justice

  • France

    Negotiations over pensions follow second day of major strike action

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05-2007-epsuco@NEWS 12 March 2007

  • Europe

    Collective bargaining group takes stock and looks ahead

  • Europe

    Work-life balance part of key to equal pay

  • Europe

    Monitoring employment conditions across Europe

  • U.K.

    Equal pay campaign launched in Scotland

  • France

    Week of action in energy sector

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21-2007 epsucob@NEWS 28 November 2007

  • The Netherlands

    New two-year agreement in provincial government

  • Ireland

    Unions push for better deal for community workers

  • Germany

    Employers stall over new pay structure

  • Austria

    Public sector unions submit claim for 4% increase

  • Spain

    Ministry of Justice strike gets wide support

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