News archive 2016

IndustriALL wields global framework agreement against Volkswagen
23 June 2016
Global union federation IndustriALL has warned German carmaker Volkswagen its global framework agreement with the company is in jeopardy because of its alleged anti-union stance in the US. Union members say VW is flouting the terms of the …. [more]


European Trade unions set out demands for changes to the EWC directive
16 June 2016
The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) has published a document giving a trade union perspective on the (in)effectiveness of European Works Councils, and setting out a list of demands for changes to the EWC directive. The European …. [more]


France: Whistleblower protections to be strengthened
9 June 2016
Protections for whistleblowers are to be strengthened through a draft bill introduced into Parliament this week. The Bill on transparency, the fight against corruption and modernisation of economic life – known as Sapin 2 after finance minister Michel …. [more]


European Court adviser gives opinion on employer’s headscarf ban
31 May 2016
The Advocate-General of the European Court of Justice, who advises on cases before the Court, has said an employer’s ban on wearing headscarves at work may be admissible. She said that if the ban is based on a general company rule which …. [more]


UK: Call for evidence on non-compete clauses published
25 May 2016
The Department for Business has now published its Call for Evidence on non-compete clauses in employment contracts. BIS says it wants to explore whether such clauses can unfairly hinder workers from moving freely between employers, and …. [more]