European ER news

CFDT union alarmed about new Social & Economic Committees
8 October 2019
The CFDT trade union says it is “pulling the alarm cord” over what is happening with the transition from works councils, staff delegations and health & safety committees to the new single employee representation body within companies, the Social & Economic Committee (le comité social et…. [more]


EU whistleblowers directive formally adopted
7 October 2019
The EU member states have formally adopted the whistleblowers directive – the text is here. Once it has been published in the Official Journal (expected in the next few weeks), the clock will begin to tick for the transposition deadline in the member states – 2 years and 20 days, ie around mid-…. [more]


NGOs and trade unions call for EU human rights due diligence law
4 October 2019
Over 80 NGOs and trade unions have call on the European Commission to propose new corporate accountability legislation requiring companies to respect human rights and the environment in their global value chains and operations. They are targeting the Commissioner-designate for Justice, …. [more]


EP hearings of new Commissioners – Nicolas Schmit
3 October 2019
European Parliament hearings of the new European Commissioners are currently taking place, and up Tuesday morning this week was the Employment Commissioner, Nicolas Schmit, the Luxembourg nominee, currently a Socialist MEP . He stated that the main goals of his program for the next five …. [more]


EP hearings of new Commissioners – Helena Dalli
3 October 2019
Malta’s nominee for the Commission, Helena Dalli, a Socialist who was until recently Minister for European Affairs and Equality, has been handed the Equality portfolio within the Commission. At her European Parliament hearing yesterday, and in her written answers to MEPs’ questions, she …. [more]