European ER news

The following is a selection of items from our weekly bulletin to member companies. Please contact us if you would like to receive our bulletin on a trial basis.

 

UK: More employment-related policy announcements from the Labour Party
26 September 2019
Following on from announcements at the TUC Congress a fortnight ago, the Labour Party unveiled more employment-related plans at its conference in Brighton this week. They included:

  • Four-day week within 10 years. Reduce average full-time hours to 32 a week within the …. [more]

 

France: Appeal Court upholds unfair dismissal compensation
25 September 2019
The first appeal court decision has been handed down involving the new statutory scale of compensation for unfair dismissal introduced by the Macron government in 2017. The Appeal Court at Reims delivered a somewhat nuanced ruling which seems to leave the door open for further …. [more]

 

IndustriAll plans for shaping the future world of work
24 September 2019
European union federation IndustriAll Europe wants “far better rights to be involved in strategic decision-making” in view of changes to the world of work caused by digitalisation, decarbonisation, further globalisation and demographic change. It says it will step up its effort to have its demands …. [more]

 

Fresenius under pressure to sign global framework agreement
23 September 2019
German healthcare company Fresenius is facing renewed calls from trade unions to sign a global framework agreement following accusations of union busting in the US and Peru. Unions have created the Fresenius Global Union Alliance, representing more than 50 unions around the world, to …. [more]

 

European Court may rule on UK’s “worker” definition
20 September 2019
The European Court has been asked to rule on whether the definition of a “worker” in the Working Time Regulations is compatible with the EU’s working time directive. The Watford Employment Tribunal has referred a case involving delivery company Yodel, whose contracts with its couriers …. [more]