Category Archives: European Employment Rights

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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Unite on the Taylor report: Work must pay; swindling bosses need to fear the law

10 July 2017 Ahead of the publication of the long-awaited Matthew Taylor report tomorrow, (Tuesday 11 July) into workers’ rights in the changing economy, the country’s biggest union, Unite, said the urgency of the situation must be grasped as for … Continue reading

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French Unions Gear Up For Fight With Macron Over Labour Laws

By Tony Burke French unions lead by the CGT and the new government of  Emmanuel Macron the new French President are to use the traditionally long summer holidays  to set out the ground for a battle over French employment rights. … Continue reading

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Greenpeace Leaks Secret EU – JEFTA Trade Deal Info

From Greenpeace media release. Thanks to Ben Davis at United Steelworkers. Greenpeace Netherlands has released 205 pages of previously undisclosed chapters from secret talks for an EU-Japan trade agreement (known as JEFTA). Greater public access to JEFTA negotiating documents is … Continue reading

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French President To Use Holiday Period To Change Labour Laws

By Tony Burke The new French President Emmanuel Macron has said he intends to reform France’s labour laws before the end of this summer after meeting unions and telling them he ‘intends to act swiftly’. Macron warned during his presidential … Continue reading

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Brexit Rights Bonfire? Poll Shows Bosses Want Workers Rights Too.

By Ryan Fletcher, May 4th, 2017 From UniteLive. A majority of employers do not want a “Brexit bonfire” of employment rights and are in favour of parental leave, working time regulations and the minimum wage, a major new survey has … Continue reading

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