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Category Archives: European Employment Rights
This new volume published in July 2018 examines the extension of collective agreements and its use as a policy tool to expand the coverage of labour protection, and shore up collective bargaining. At a time when inequality is on the … Continue reading
By Rosa Crawford, Policy Officer, TUC EU and International Relations The trade in service agreement (TiSA) might sound like something technical but donâ€™t be fooled, it poses serious threats to workersâ€™ rights, our public services and sovereignty. TiSA is a … Continue reading
From John Hendy QC Published below is CommuniquÃ© of the International Commission in Defense of the 300 prosecuted in Defense of the 300 workers prosecuted for going on strike in Spain, and for the repeal of Article 315.3 of the … Continue reading
From IndustriALL Europe A recent ruling by a court in Antwerp, Belgium against regional leaders of the Belgian Trade Union FGTB/ABVV is now part of a wider tendency to criminalise trade union action. This is a worrying trend that threatens … Continue reading
By Tony Burke, Chair of the Campaign For Trade Union Freedom The controversial â€˜Posted Workers Directiveâ€™ 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
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
Pay the Rate: how the EU is closing the loopholes used to exploit migrant workers â€“ 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