News archive 2016

BusinessEurope opposes revision of posted workers directive
9 November 2016
BusinessEurope, which represents larger private employers, continues to oppose the EU Commission’s planned revision of the posted workers directive. The Commission published its proposals in March this year designed to ensure “the same pay at the …. [more]


Germany – new agency work law to come into force April 2017
3 November 2016
The Bundestag has now passed legislation amending the law on temporary agency work (the Arbeitnehmerüberlassung) from 1st April next year. The new law provides for a maximum length of assignments of 18 months, though contrary to trade union …. [more]


Nothing on employee consultation in Commission’s 2017 work programme
31 October 2016
The EU Commission has published its work programme for 2017. It contains nothing on employee consultation rights despite the fact the Commission is currently reviewing the European Works Council directive, as well as its guidelines on socially-…. [more]


Activists say few UK Modern Slavery Statements meet legal requirements
25 October 2016
UK FTSE100 companies that have reported under the Modern Slavery Act so far have been scored by the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre on their action to eliminate slavery from their operations and supply chains and the extent of their …. [more]


New campaign for whistleblower protection at EU level
20 October 2016
40 trade unions and civil society organisations have joined forces to launch a new campaign demanding protection at EU level for workers who blow the whistle on wrongdoing. A new website – invites supporters to …. [more]