News archive 2017

European Court allows workplace ban on Islamic headscarf – with conditions
14 March 2017
The European Court of Justice has ruled that employers may ban their staff from wearing an Islamic headscarf at work if they have a dress code that prohibits employees from wearing visible signs of political, philosophical or religious …. [more]

PSA and IndustriALL sign new global agreement on CSR
9 March 2017
French carmaker PSA has signed a new global agreement on corporate social responsibility with global union federation IndustriALL. The agreement has two main parts on social responsibility in the supply chain and on its human resources …. [more]

Public consultation on whistleblower protection in Europe
6 March 2017
The EU Commission has launched a public consultation on protections for whistleblowers in Europe. It seeks information, views and experiences on the benefits and drawbacks of whistleblower protection, the elements needed for [more]

UK: McCluskey strong favourite in Unite leadership contest
2 March 2017
Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey is the strong favourite to win a third-term as leader of the UK’s biggest union. Unite announced that McCluskey has been nominated by 1,185 branches – representing 559,000 members, more than five times …. [more]

EU Social Rights Pillar will be mainly about benchmarking
1 March 2017
Marianne Thyssen confirmed this week what we have always suspected, that the Commission’s Pillar of Social Rights will be used mainly to benchmark standards between member states, not to fill in gaps in EU directives – for now at …. [more]