Ryanair agrees to recognise pilots union
1 February 2018
Irish budget airline Ryanair has agreed to recognise a trade union for the first time in its 33-year history, despite the long-standing hostility of CEO Michael O’Leary to all things union. The British Airline Pilots’ Association (Balpa) will now represent around 600 directly-employed UK pilots in a …. [more]


Germany: Companies with works councils see less evasion of minimum wage
30 January 2018
Companies with a works council or collective bargaining agreement, comply with the minimum wage law much more consistently than those where both are lacking. Avoidance of the minimum wage occurs in co-determined and collectively bound companies about five times less frequently. In …. [more]


EU will seek to prevent UK diluting employment laws post-Brexit
29 January 2018
The EU will seek to prevent the UK relaxing regulations, including employment laws, as part of a Brexit trade deal, in order to maintain a level playing field between. A presentation made to member states last week by the Commission’s Brexit negotiating team, cites the “depth and …. [more]


Pressure for major reforms to UK discrimination law
26 January 2018
A report published this week says fundamental reform of discrimination law is needed to protect women from sexual harassment, and employers must take greater responsibility for preventing harassment at work. The Fawcett Society report says half of all women had experienced sexual …. [more]


Data Protection Regulation – EU Commission issues guidance and urges speed
25 January 2018
With just over 100 days to go until the new General Data Protection Regulation comes into force across the EU, the European Commission has issued new guidance for employers, and urged member states to hurry up and make necessary changes to national laws. Although the Regulation …. [more]