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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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2013 August epsucob@NEWS 12

  • Europe

    Map reveals wage trends across Europe

  • Italy

    Federations discuss skills and training with health minister

  • Netherlands

    Time for a pay increase

  • Netherlands

    Taking action to save home care jobs

  • Italy

    Unions protect pay levels in Red Cross

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2014 May epsucob@NEWS 09

  • Ireland

    Unions sign collective agreement for community workers

  • Sweden

    Report reveals poor pay and conditions for temporary workers

  • Spain

    Federation debates collective bargaining

  • Finland

    Government proposes new legislation on equal pay

  • Europe

    Deregulation is still central to IMF policy - ITUC

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2015 April epsucob@NEWS 04

  • Sweden

    Union runs competition on equal pay

  • Portugal

    Anti-austerity demonstration on 22 April

  • Romania

    Federation pickets ministries on world health day

  • France

    Unions mobilise across the country

  • Turkey

    ETUC notes some progress on trade union rights

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2013 August epsucob@NEWS 13

  • Turkey

    Confederation criticises public sector agreement

  • Israel

    Care workers among those paid less than minimum wage

  • Finland

    Municipal union backs central framework agreement

  • France

    Four union organisations mobilise for 10 September over jobs, pay and pensions

  • U.K.

    Report reveals shows how care workers miss out on minimum wage

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2014 May epsucob@NEWS 10

  • France

    Federations meet with minister to discuss pay and jobs

  • France

    Unions want increased staffing levels for midwives

  • Netherlands

    No progress after fifth bargaining round in hospitals

  • Netherlands

    Unions consult over deadlock in provincial government

  • Portugal

    Unions continue to sign local deals on working time

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2015 April epsucob@NEWS 05

  • Netherlands

    No progress on government sector agreement

  • Germany

    Warning strikes help win higher pay rise for waste workers

  • Ukraine

    Union federation takes IMF to task over austerity

  • Ireland

    Talks in prospect to end emergency pay legislation

  • Denmark

    High level of support for new agreements

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2013 September epsucob@NEWS 14

  • Spain

    High turnout for ambulance strike

  • Spain

    Federation calls for pay negotiations

  • Germany

    Union says it will protect employees affected by health merger

  • Greece

    Day of action and two-day strike against austerity

  • Portugal

    Unions reject attack on pensions

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2014 June epsucob@NEWS 11

  • Austria

    Important holiday pay ruling for union

  • Norway

    Unions welcome agreement in hospital sector

  • Norway

    Strike action avoided in local government

  • Europe

    Latest collective bargaining news from ETUI

  • Europe

    ETUC reacts to Commission recommendations on wages

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2013 September epsucob@NEWS 15

  • Denmark

    Union calls for action on persistent gender pay gap

  • Netherlands

    Local government negotiations suspended

  • Italy

    Unions unite to resist cuts in social security

  • Sweden

    Three-year agreement in private care

  • Germany

    Pay and conditions under attack in health sector

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