European legislation and developments

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Thank you for taking part in the NETLEX 25th Anniversary Conference

NETLEX, the ETUC network of trade union legal experts, celebrated its 25th anniversary with a conference that took place on the 2nd and 3rd of Dece

Commission outlines review of EU competition policy

The Von der Leyen Commission has committed to review the legal framework on competition and its application in the light of green and digital transitions.

Pending collective complaint against Norway based on the Additional Protocol to the European Social Charter

SMB Norge v. Norway - Complaint No. 198/2021 

National developments

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Belgian Human Rights body considers compulsory vaccination compatible with fundamental rights

On 8 December 2021, the Federal Institute for the protection and promotion of Human Rights (L'Institut fédéral pour la protection et la promotion des droits

New gender equality law for management boards in the Netherlands

On 28 September 2021, the First Chamber of Parliament (Senate) adopted the law proposal with the title ‘diversity at the top of business’

Belgian legislative proposal on mandatory value chain due diligence

Belgium is currently considering a legislative proposal for mandatory value chain due diligence 

International legislation and developments

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Representation lodged with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) by the Association of Free Trade Unions of Slovenia (ZSSS) under Article 24 of the ILO constitution

The ZSSS considers the Slovenian Republic to have failed to observe the Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 1981 (No. 155).

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

Following Greece, Italy ratifies ILO Convention 190 and France votes for ratification

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).