European ER news

ETUC priorities for the EU 2020-24
1 November 2019
The European Trade Union Confederation has 15 EU priorities for the EU’s next 5 years. It says they are aimed at creating “a fairer future for Europe, based on democracy and social justice, just transitions, quality jobs, better working conditions and higher wages”. They include: …. [more]


UK employers may be required to give employee references
30 October 2019
The government is to consult on introducing a legal requirement for employers to provide at least a basic reference for any former employee. The plan was announced last week and forms part of the Department for Business response to a Parliament inquiry on the misuse of non-disclosure …. [more]


Member states encourage EU Commission to act on global supply chains
28 October 2019
The EU Member States have adopted “Conclusions” which are designed to help the EU implement the recent ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work, promoting a human-centred approach to work (for which see our bulletin of 27 June). The Conclusions are essentially recommendations …. [more]


ETUC spells out demands for pay transparency directive
25 October 2019
The European Trade Union Confederation has spelt out its demands for the directive on pay transparency promised by Commission President-Designate Ursula Von Der Leyen and by Equality Commissioner-Designate Helena Dalli. The ETUC says compulsory gender pay reporting must be …. [more]


UK government to revert to 1-year qualifying period for unfair dismissal ….
24 October 2019
As part of PM Boris Johnson’s efforts to get the UK Parliament to approve his Withdrawal Agreement with the EU, the government has offered to revert to a one-year qualifying period for bringing an employment tribunal claim for unfair dismissal. The qualifying period has yo-yo’d up and down over …. [more]