Ryanair and IAG planning EU complaint over air traffic control strikes
21 Jun 2018
Low-cost airline Ryanair and IAG which owns Aer Lingus, British Airways and Iberia, are planning a complaint to the EU Commission over air traffic control strikes which have led to 5,000 flight cancellations so far this year, mostly over France. The two airlines claim that EU rights to freedom of …. [more]


Christy Hoffman elected UNI General Secretary
20 Jun 2018
Christy Hoffman has been confirmed as the new General Secretary of global union federation UNI, as expected, after the UNI Management Committee unanimously endorsed her for the role. She takes over from Philip Jennings, who has been General Secretary since UNI’s creation in 2000. UNI draws …. [more]


France: Telecom execs face trial over staff suicides during company restructuring
19 Jun 2018
The former CEO of France Telecom and six other executives have been ordered to stand trial over their alleged role in a wave of staff suicides. They are accused of engaging in or assisting “psychological harassment”, a crime punishable by up to 2 years in prison and a €30,000 fine. France …. [more]


France: GE unable to meet job creation commitment
15 Jun 2018
US conglomerate GE has said it will not be able to meet its commitment to create 1,000 net jobs by the end of 2018, which it promised when it bought Alstom’s energy business in 2015. In a meeting with Bruno Le Maire, Minister of the Economy and Finance, General Electric’s CEO John Flannery …. [more]


Germany: Cabinet approves bill on right of return to full time work
14 Jun 2018
The Cabinet has approved the bill presented by Labor Minister Hubertus Heil giving part-time workers a right to return to full-time work. Workers will be given the right to return to full-time jobs if they switch to part-time employment for a limited period of time. It will apply to around 22 million …. [more]