European legislation and developments

Read about relevant legislative developments at European level or explore the sources of European Law.

The Council adopts its position in favour of the proposal for a directive on improving the gender balance among non-executive directors of companies listed on stock exchanges

The law aims to set a quantitative target for the proportion of members of the under-represented sex on the boards of listed companies

Fundamental Rights and Litigation Advisory Group presentations now available

The presentations delivered at the Fundamental Rights and Litigation Advisory Group on the 25th of February are now available

Call for tenders for subcontracting an expert study in the framework of the ETUC Platform Reps project

In the framework of the Platform Reps project, the ETUC team on Non-Standard Work is looking for a subcontractor to draft 12 short country reports on work in

Time limit for ECtHR applications reduced to four months

From 1 February 2022, the time limit for lodging a complaint at the European Court of Human Rights is being cut from six months to four months after a final

Manual on Human Rights and the Environment (3rd edition)

The Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH) has published the 3rd edition of its Manual on Human Rights and the Environment.

New policy brief on collective bargaining and the limits of competition law

Protecting the fundamental labour rights of self-employed workers

National developments

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Luxembourg votes in favour of a bill regulating telework in companies

On 16 March,  Luxembourg’s Chamber of Deputies voted in favour of a bill amending the Code du Travail and regulating the implementation of telework in c

UK considers banning ferries not paying the national minimum wage from docking in British ports

In a response to the mass dismissal of workers on board P&O ferries, the UK government intends to change its policy on minimum wage for ferry workers

Denmark amends its parental leave legislation

Danish law brings legislation in line with the 2019 European Work-life Balance Directive 

The right to a 4-day week is proposed in Belgium

Belgian proposal seeks to grant right to work 4 days a week but without a reduction of working time

New whistleblowing laws in Ireland and France

Ireland and France have both adopted laws transposing Directive 2019/1937 on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law (the Whistleblowing D

Denmark introduces new rules for those working from home

Changes to rules on remote working obtain broad political support 

International legislation and developments

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New complaint presented by trade union organisations before the Single Entry Point (SEP) of the European Commission

For the first time since its creation, a complaint has been presented by trade union organisations before the Single Entry Point (SEP) of the European Commis

British trade unions file a complaint with the ILO Committee on Freedom of Association (CFA)

P&O Ferries sackings lead to ILO complaint

The UN International Court of Justice (ICJ) orders Russia to immediately suspend military operations in Ukraine

By a vote of 13 to two, the ICJ ruled that Russia “shall immediately suspend the military operations that it commenced on 24 February.”

The Governing Body of the ILO has set up a tripartite committee to examine the representation lodged by the ZSSS

The Association of Free Trade Unions of Slovenia (ZSSS) considers the Slovenian Republic to have failed to observe the ILO Occupational Safety and Health Con

ILO Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190)

Albania ratifies ILO Convention 190, becoming the fourth country in Europe to do so following Greece, Italy and San Marino.

Representation lodged with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) by the Greek General Confederation of Labour (GSEE) under Article 24 of the ILO constitution

The GSEE considers the Hellenic Republic to have failed to observe the Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No.81).