European Labour Authority to have role in corporate restructuring
14 March 2018
The European Commission has published a draft Regulation creating a European Labour Authority, which includes a role in “large-scale restructuring events” by companies. This has not been mentioned previously. Article 14 of the Regulation states: …. [more]


Germany: New labour minister Hubertus Heil has plenty to do
12 March 2018
With the coalition agreement between the CDU/CSU and SPD formally approved by each of the parties, and Angela Merkel sworn in for a fourth term as Chancellor, ministerial appointments have now been made. The labour minister, taking over from Andrea Nahles who is now the SPD leader, is …. [more]


France: Software to measure gender pay gap to be imposed on employers
9 March 2018
France is adopting a possibly unique approach to reducing the gender pay gap by imposing on employers an obligation to use software that measures the gap. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and Labor Minister Muriel Pénicaud this week presented the social partners with a series of …. [more]


France: Coca-Cola seeks injunction to lift union blockade
8 March 2018
US drinks manufacturer Coca-Cola is seeking a legal injunction for the lifting of a union picket line, which has been blocking the operations of its Pennes-Mirabeau site since mid-February, following the announcement of 54 jobs cuts. At the tribunal de grande instance of Aix-en-Provence this week, …. [more]


UK: TUC renews call to end Swedish derogation in Agency Worker Regs
6 March 2018
The TUC has published a new report highlighting the “legal loophole” of the Swedish derogation in the Agency Worker Regulations as part of its campaign to see the derogation abolished. The campaign has been given a massive boost by the Taylor Report which recommended abolition, …. [more]