News archive 2017

Posted workers directive progresses in European Parliament
16 October 2017
The European Parliament’s Committee on Employment and Social Affairs has agreed changes it wants to see to the Posted Workers directive. The full Parliament is expected to back the changes when it votes on the subject later this month or in November. The EU Commission proposed …. [more]

UK: Bereavement leave legislation published
13 October 2017
A Bill has been published which will give parents who lose a child under the age of 18 the right to at least two weeks’ paid leave. Currently there is no legal obligation to allow parents paid time off to grieve. The Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill will give all employees a right to bereavement …. [more]

France: Macron launches round two of labour reforms
11 October 2017
President Emmanuel Macron has launched the second round of his ambitious labour reforms, inviting employers and trade unions for talks about overhauling unemployment benefits and state-funded training. Having pushed through major changes to French labour law, Macron has now …. [more]

UK: Ethnic discrimination – PM threatens employers with more legislation
10 October 2017
The Prime Minister’s audit of ethnicity disadvantages launched this week revealed that ethnic minorities are less likely to be employed than white people, and are paid less, with women suffering greater disadvantage than men, and the Pakistani/Bangladeshi community particularly hard hit. The …. [more]

ETUI seeks expanded role for European Labour Authority
9 October 2017
The European Trade Union Institute has suggested that the European Labour Authority proposed by the European Commission should have a broader role than envisaged, including with European Companies (Societas Europaea), transnational collective bargaining, and European Works …. [more]