News archive 2017

European Human Rights Court limits employee monitoring
6 September 2017
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that an employee’s right to privacy was breached when his employer accessed private messages sent using company IT equipment. The employee had been fired for contravening company policy. Reversing a decision taken by a lower chamber of the …. [more]

French government tables labour law reforms
1 September 2017
The Labour Ministry has published its reforms to the Labour Code following Parliamentary approval of the enabling legislation in early August. Several ordinances have been published covering:
• Merger of staff representation bodies. In companies with 50 or more employees, a new ….

ETUC wants ambitious revision of Posted Workers Directive by year end
31 August 2017
The European Trade Union Confederation is looking for an ambitious revision of the Posted Workers directive, to crack down on “social dumping” in countries like France and Germany, but is wary of the new French government’s attempts to toughen it up even further. It …. [more]

UK government seeks to boost employee engagement in listed companies
29 August 2017
The Government is planning to require listed companies to improve their employee engagement. The Government’s response to its Corporate Governance Green Paper from last year says the Corporate Governance Code should be changed to require premium listed …. [more]

ILO launches Global Commission on Future of Work
22 August 2017
The International Labour Organization has launched a Global Commission on the Future of Work to undertake an “in-depth examination of the future of work that can provide the analytical basis for the delivery of social justice in the 21st century”. Chaired by the Swedish Prime Minister, Stefan …. [more]