News archive 2016

Proportion of women on EU boards doubles, but few CEOs and large pay gap
27 April 2016
A new report on women on boards of large EU companies says the proportion of female directors has almost doubled in the last 5 years from 13.9 to 25%, mostly driven by non-executive appointments. Women now make up an aver¬age of 2.8 …. [more]


Germany: Law on temporary agency workers moving forward again
18 April 2016
The draft law imposing new restrictions on the use of temporary agency workers is moving forward again, after being put on ice for the past 5 months. The law will give agency temps equal pay compared with permanent employees after 9 months, and …. [more]
French government to go ahead with tax on fixed-term contracts
11 April 2016
The French government is to go ahead with a tax surcharge on fixed-term contracts (Contrats à Durée Determinée or CDDs) in a bid to reduce opposition from trade unions and students to its planned Labour Code reforms. PM Manuel Valls …. [more]


New database of UN Guiding Principles reporting by companies
23 March 2016
A new database has been set up showing how companies report on their compliance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). The UNGPs (or “Ruggie principles”) were adopted by the UN in 2011 and have become …. [more]


ITUC information hub aims to clean up supply chains
17 March 2016
The International Trade Union Confederation has launched a new website which aims to “clean up” supply chains. The ITUC’s Supply Chain Resources Hub will assemble research, reports, examples of solidarity action, news and blogs from trade …. [more]