European legislation and developments

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

Confronting systemic human rights violations: Human rights due diligence and state-imposed forced labor under the German Supply Chain Act

New Policy Paper published by the ECCHR

CJEU judicial statistics 2023

Confirmation of the structural increase in litigation before the Court of Justice

EU Council urges Member States to ratify international convention on violence and harassment at work

The Council of the EU adopted a decision calling on the Member States to ratify the International Labour Organization’s Convention on Violence and Harassment

Call for tenders : ETUC expert study on working time reduction – deadline 8 April

Please disseminate this call to relevant experts in your networks

Presentation of the Conclusions and Findings 2023 of the European Committee of Social Rights

Thematic group “Children, Families, and Migrants”

European Social Charter reporting: Submission of comments on ad hoc reports on the cost-of-living crisis

Trade unions have until 30 June 2024 to submit their comments on national reports

National developments

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British trade union UNISON defends the right to strike at the Supreme Court

In a two-day hearing that took place in December, the union sought to overturn a Court of Appeal decision that it says leaves the UK operating outside intern

Dutch Supreme Court rulings on the employment law obligations of Deliveroo

Deliveroo must apply mandatory collective bargaining agreement and pay pension contributions

UK Supreme Court has held that Deliveroo riders are not in an ‘employment relationship’ for the purposes of European human rights law

Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (Appellant) v Central Arbitration Committee and another (Respondents)

Belgian legislation ensures that leave period entitlement is maintained in the event of illness during holidays

Law of 17 July 2023 was published in the Belgian Official Gazette (Moniteur belge)

International legislation and developments

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New report on platform economy marks first step towards considering a new international labour standard

A new ILO study marks a step forward towards creating a new international labour standard to support decent work in the platform economy

ILO submits dossier related to the right to strike dispute to the ICJ

The International Labour Office submitted to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a collection of 342 documents in five volumes (dossier), as required un

Right to Strike under ILO Convention No. 87 (Request for Advisory Opinion)

The International Court of Justice has made an Order organizing the proceedings, an opinion can potentially be expected for early 2025

New issue of the Global Labour Right Reporter published

Global Labour Rights Reporter Vol. 3 Issue 1: Protecting the Labour Rights of Migrant Workers and Refugees

TUC to report UK government to the ILO over Strikes Act

ETUC general secretary Esther Lunch warns UK will be “an international outlier” on labour standards