News archive 2017

French government looking at dismissal rules
21 June 2017
The idea of letting companies negotiate the grounds for dismissal is still on the table in consultations with the social partners as part of the reform of the Labour Code, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said this week. Labour Minister Muriel Pénicaud …. [more]

ETUC demands stronger European Pillar of Social Rights
15 June 2017
The European Trade Union Confederation wants the European Commission, national Governments and the European Parliament to adopt a stronger European Pillar of Social Rights. Its demands include implementing all the rights in the Pillar …. [more]

UK – Hung Parliament will make employment law changes less likely
12 June 2017
Losing its majority in the House of Common’s will make the Conservative government’s plans for employment law changes harder to achieve, and many will probably have to be abandoned. Any changes to the law that are not supported by all …. [more]

Carry over of unused leave – European Court adviser gives opinion
8 June 2018
The Advocate-General of the European Court, has given his opinion on the carry over of unused leave, and payment in lieu. In the Sash Windows case, referred from the UK, a self-employed window salesman was found by an employment tribunal to be a …. [more]

Juncker promises EU law to protect whistleblowers
2 June 2017
At a hearing with MEPs at the end of last month, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the Commission will be proposing a directive to improve and harmonise the protection of whistleblowers across the EU. The Commission has …. [more]