Category Archives: European Employment Rights

Posting Of Workers: EU Takes Final Vote On Equal Pay and Working Conditions

By Tony Burke, Chair of the Campaign For Trade Union Freedom The controversial ‘Posted Workers Directive’ which was used by employers and contractors to undermine national pay agreements and exploit workers has been amended by the European Parliament. In a … Continue reading

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Home Office rules mean immigrants can’t go on strike without risking deportation. Post-Brexit – this will include EU workers

By Sally Hunt and John McDonnell Migrant workers contribute to our economy and should be able to join their colleagues in defending their employment rights. The recent wave of pension strikes at UK universities was the biggest action the sector … Continue reading

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Pay the Rate: how the EU is closing the loopholes used to exploit migrant workers – but is it too late for us?

By Jude Kirton-Darling Labour MEP – North East England Concerns about free movement and EU migration were amongst the top reasons why many voted to leave in June 2016. Periodically, a dispute has erupted whether wildcat strikes at the Lindsey … Continue reading

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France: Rail Unions At War With Macron Over Employment Rights Reforms

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TUC says employment rights need “beefing up”

5 million UK workers now employed by outsourced companies, franchises, recruitment agencies, umbrella companies & personal service companies. The TUC has said employment rights need “beefing up” to protect the rights of workers employed by outsourcing companies pointing out that … Continue reading

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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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