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Collective Bargaining 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.

  • Germany

    New agreement in eldercare boosts pay by 25%

  • Denmark

    Public sector deals ensure real pay rises

  • Europe

    Union-backed pay threshold would deliver pay rises for 24m workers

  • Czech Republic

    Unions call on prime minister to tackle health crisis and bonus funding

  • U.K.

    Local government unions call for substantial pay increase

  • Norway

    Care workers take strike action over private/public pay inequality

  • Netherlands

    Pay rise for general practice staff but no offer for central government workers

  • Spain

    Union plans strike action over staffing

  • Portugal

    Union makes progress on implementing hardship allowance

  • Sweden

    Agreement with hospitality employer organisation in line with labour market trend

  • Italy

    Private health sector continues to pose challenges to unions

  • Europe

    Ireland

    Russia

    Spain

    Telework and work-life balance

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  • Norway

    Unions angered by state intervention in private health and care dispute

  • Belgium

    Confederations reject restrictions of pay formula

  • Sweden

    Union negotiates two-year deal for personal care assistants in private sector

  • Ireland

    Survey reveals impact of low pay on childcare workers

  • Germany

    Pay increase and Corona bonus for energy workers

  • Netherlands

    Little progress so far in negotiations in health and public administration

  • France

    Further mobilisation and strike action in the energy sector

  • Spain

    Unions make joint call for negotiations

  • Portugal

    Unions challenge performance management system

  • U.K.

    Care review calls for sector bargaining across Scotland

  • Austria

    National collective agreement on COVID-19 tests and masks

  • Croatia

    Healthcare union supports members in underpaid overtime claims

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  • Romania

    Unions protest over block on pay rise

  • France

    Unions continue to mobilise in energy and health and social care

  • U.K.

    Health unions call for pay rise to be brought forward

  • Sweden

    Threat of action delivers pay rise for private care workers

  • Norway

    Strike action in private care sector

  • Austria

    Three-year deal delivers 2.08% increase

  • Netherlands

    Waste workers take series of actions in support of pay claim

  • Germany

    2% pay rise and lump sum payment for energy workers

  • Russia

    Health workers set to get more uniform pay system

  • Italy

    Health unions ready to mobilise in support of negotiations at non-profit provider

  • Europe

    ETUC highlights pay inequality in push for transparency directive

  • Slovenia

    Unions take next steps in campaign against forced retirement legislation

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