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Lise Meylemans, Stan De Spiegelaere

EWC Confidential

The idea behind the establishment of European Works Councils (EWCs) is that these are bodies which should be informed and consulted on... Find out more

Are European Works Councils ready for Brexit? An inside look

On 31 January 2020, at 23:00, the United Kingdom (UK) officially ceased to be a member of the European Union (EU). One of the many areas... Find out more

European multinational companies and trade unions in eastern and east-central Europe

Are foreign multinational companies more or less likely than domestically-owned firms to recognise trade unions and engage seriously in... Find out more

Maarten Keune, Mikkel Mailand, Nuria Elena Ramos Martin

Working under pressure

For many years, in most European countries, the public sector has been under pressure to reduce expenditure and increase efficiency. Long... Find out more

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The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and the Employment Relation

The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union is the most developed and comprehensive legally binding human rights instrument in... Find out more

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June 10, 2020

UK: charging employment tribunal fees is illegal

The UK's Supreme Court ruled tribunal fees unlawful after a four-year fight by the public sector trade union UNISON. Following UNISON’s... Find out more

June 10, 2020

UK: modernising the employment practices – the governmental approach criticised

In the summer of 2017, a review, commissioned by the government, was published that meant to seek an answer to new challenges on the labour... Find out more

June 10, 2020

Collective Bargaining developments January 2014

Highlights of the first Collective Bargaining newsletter of 2014 with developments at European and member state level in January: Find out more

June 10, 2020

Strikes threaten across the German retail sector

The trade union Ver.di is mobilising workers in the retail sector in several states in Germany after the failure of negotiations for a new... Find out more

June 10, 2020

Germany: Act on Collective Agreement Unity is compatible with the constitution

Germany’s federal constitutional court has ruled that a controversial law about collective wage agreements is compatible with the... Find out more