ETUC sets out its stall for 2019 European Parliament elections
16 May 2018
With elections to the European Parliament in one year’s time, the European Trade Union Confederation says it wants to set the upcoming debate on the right footing. It is, in effect, the ETUC’s manifesto for the 2019-24 legislative period. The ETUC laments a dysfunctioning EU in which …. [more]


European Works Councils – Commission will not propose changes to directive
15 May 2018
Almost 2 years overdue, the EU Commission has now published its evaluation of the recast European Works Council directive. Article 15 of the directive requires the Commission to report to the European Parliament and member states (by 5 June 2016) “on the implementation of this Directive, …. [more]


…. But may push for better enforcement and stronger penalties
15 May 2018
Alongside its evaluation of the recast EWC directive (see previous item), the EU Commission published a Staff Working Document which gives more details on its evaluation, and reports on how member states have implemented the directive in their national legal systems. On this latter point it …. [more]


BusinessEurope opposes European Labour Authority
14 May 2018
The EU Commission’s plans to create a European Labour Authority have not gone down well with BusinessEurope. At the first meeting of Commission’s ELA advisory group held in Brussels this week, the employers group presented a position paper which questions the need for such an organisation …. [more]


Unions take EU Commission to Court over employee consultation rights
11 May 2018
The European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) is to take the EU Commission to the European Court of Justice for failing to implement a Social Partner agreement on employee information and consultation in central government. The agreement was signed in 2015 by EU-level …. [more]