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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

2020 EPSU Collective Bargaining News April 07

  • Germany

    Pay bonus for care workers

  • Germany

    Short-time working agreement in municipalities

  • Italy

    Unions negotiate COVID-19 agreement covering civil servants

  • Spain

    Health union calls for change in return-to-work protocol

  • France

    Unions highlight toll of crisis and threat to safety

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2020 EPSU Collective Bargaining News March 05


  • Belgium

    Strike action over staffing levels at Orpea eldercare home

  • Austria

    Health unions keep up the pressure for a 35-hour week

  • Finland

    Health unions aim for 10-year plan to boost salaries

  • Ireland

    Home care workers get pay restoration but other workers continue campaign

  • Portugal

    Public sector unions plan strike action on 20 March

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