Category Archives: European Employment Rights

Russia: ITUC Denounces Court Decision To Dissolve Trade Union

The International Trade Union Confederation has denounced the decision of a local court in St Petersburg, Russia to dissolve a trade union on the grounds that it engaged in political activities. The decision to dissolve the Inter-regional Trade Union Workers’ … Continue reading

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EAT : Jet2.com v. Denby

Section 137 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations Consolidation Act (TULRCA) 1992 makes it illegal for an employer to refuse someone a job because they are a trade union member. In Jet2.com Ltd v Denby the Employment Appeal Tribunal … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Taylor ‘Gig Workers’ Reforms Delayed – Areas For Consultation

Proposed reforms to employment rights for ‘gig workers’ proposed by Mathew Taylor in his report earlier this year have been delayed until 2018 – a sure sign that Brexit is sucking up much of Government time to deal with domestic … Continue reading

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Unpaid Holiday Pay Judgement – The Sash Window Workshop & Another v King

Ground breaking ECJ Judgement rules ‘self employed’ worker should have been paid holiday pay. Taken from Personel Today In the case of The Sash Window Workshop and another v King, the ECJ has agreed with the Advocate General’s opinion earlier … Continue reading

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Uber Loses Employment Rights Appeal

Uber the controversial the ride hailing app company has lost its appeal on the employments rights of its drivers, the GMB union has said. The company was appealed against a previous decision by an Employment Tribunal that its drivers were … Continue reading

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Israeli High Court signals end of right to strike at state-owned enterprises

The High Court of Justice in Israel has issued a preliminary ruling that workers at state-owned enterprises can no longer strike against market reforms being undertaken by the government. The conditional order overturns an earlier judgement in support of the … Continue reading

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CTUF At Tolpuddle

The CTUF Fringe Meeting held at Tolpuddle attracted a full house with speakers reporting that festival goers spilled outside of the marquee for the duration of the fringe. Speakers this year included Professor Keith Ewing who is the President of … Continue reading

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Unions Warn On Great Repeal Bill

UK unions have warned of the dangers of the so-called Great Repeal Bill which will be used to transpose EU legislation into UK law – with unions suspecting the Government will use the bill to water down employment rights gained … Continue reading

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CTUF At Tolpuddle – This Weekend!

The CTUF/IER fringe will take place again this coming weekend on Friday evening at the Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival. Speakers  awill include Prof Keith Ewing IER/CTUF; Christine Blower Workplace 2020; Jo Galazka Unite Regional Officer; and, Ben Chacko, Editor of the … Continue reading

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Labour Is Redressing The Ills Of Working Life Today – CTUF at Durham Miners

Plans for new working rights and to smash the restrictions on unions will help turn back the neo-liberal tide, write Adrian Weir Union activists attending the Durham Miners’ Gala last weekend warmly welcomed Labour’s twenty point plan to introduce new … Continue reading

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