European Unions and Employers sign historic deal

European trade unions and employers will tomorrow sign a work programme, including to negotiate a legally binding agreement on ‘Telework and right to disconnect’. ETUC, BusinessEurope, SGI Europe and SMEunited …

In Hungary, the right to strike has been curtailed by Viktor Orbán

“Éva Vatai, a French teacher at a high school in Pécs, in southern Hungary, cannot believe it. She was recently docked five per cent of her pay – Ft16,700 (€44) …

EU to sanction trade partners breaching labour, climate rules

EU trading partners who breach international labour standards or climate commitments, face being slapped with sanctions, under EU Commission proposals on Wednesday (22 June). “While our approach should remain centred …

Commission unveils new approach to trade agreements to promote green and just growth

The European Commission is today taking a major step in making EU trade greener, fairer and more sustainable. It has unveiled a new plan to enhance the contribution of EU …

Train strike: UK government’s plan to replace strikers with agency workers failed in 2015 – it still won’t work today

As the UK government faces the prospect of a summer of strikes, it has reintroduced plans to change the law so agency workers can be hired to replace striking workers. While this will …

The Persuader Rule: A Union-Side Perspective— Promoting Transparency During Union Organizing

Illegal tactics coupled with legal coercion result in union elections that make a mockery of the democratic process guaranteed by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). This article supports reinstatement …

The metaverse is a labour issue

“In mid-January, the news that Microsoft was investing almost $70 billion in the ‘metaverse’ hit the headlines. Yet it was only the latest in a series of such massive investments. Technology companies …

UK: Agency Workers as Strike-Breakers: ILO Convention 87, and the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement

The current law prohibits agencies from supplying workers to perform ‘duties normally performed by a worker who is taking part in a strike. In responding to the rail dispute, the …

Fair pay complaint to ILO crashes and burns

Business New Zealand’s attempt to derail the Government’s controversial Fair Pay Agreements legislation at the International Labour Organisation has flopped. Instead of issuing the grave condemnation sought by the business …

KCTU’s Request of ILO’s Intervention on the Truck Drivers’ Strike in Republic of Korea

The Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) requested ILO’s intervention in the violation of fundamental principle and rights, especially right to collective bargaining and civil liberty in relation to the …

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