News archive 2016

UK government preparing concessions on Trade Union Bill
11 February 2016
The government is planning concessions on the Trade Union Bill as it faces defeat in the House of Lords on a number of key elements of the legislation. The concessions are spelt out in a leaked letter by employment minister Nick Boles and published by …. [more]


Sympathy strike angers French commuters
8 February 2016
A sympathy strike by train workers in support of jailed Goodyear workers has angered Paris commuters faced with massive travel disruption. The strike called last week by the CGT union was not in pursuit of any claim against their employer, RATP, …. [more]


French labour law principles defined
3 February 2016
In November French PM Manuel Valls asked a committee of wise men to define the fundamental principles of labour law which will guide the rewriting of the Labour Code. The committee – chaired by Robert Badinter, former president of the …. [more]


Consultation on transferring employment tribunals to Scotland
1 February 2016
The Scottish government is consulting on transferring Scottish employment cases to the new First-tier Tribunal system in Scotland. At the same time, it plans to abolish fees for bringing employment cases in Scotland. For a worker to have their case …. [more]


Consultation on EU “written statement” directive
28 January 2016
The EU Commission is carrying out an evaluation of Directive 91/533/EEC on an employer’s obligation to inform employees of the conditions applicable to the contract or employment relationship – the so-called “written statement directive”. It …. [more]