European legislation and developments

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France found in breach of European Social Charter

European Committee of Social Rights considers the reforms of the French Labour Code violated article 24b of the European Social Charter

National legislation implementing the EU Temporary Protection Directive in selected EU Member States

The Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) compiled an overview of key aspects of national laws implementing the EU Temporary Protection Directive in nine EU Member

New ratifications of the Istanbul Convention

The United Kingdom and Ukraine ratified the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul C

National developments

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Extension of paid Parent’s Leave and Benefit to 7 weeks in Ireland

Parents can avail of 7 weeks' paid Parent’s Leave and Benefit

New Legislative Package on paternity leave in Malta

Paid paternity and parental leave officially established

Parents whose babies require neonatal care to receive paid leave under new law backed by the UK government

Government backs new law to provide additional paid leave to parents whose babies require specialist care after birth.

The Netherlands moves closer to recognising telework as a legal right

On 05 July, the Dutch House of Representatives approved the "Work where you want Act" which aims to make home working a legal right. 

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)

Spain ratifies ILO Convention 190, becoming the fifth country in Europe to do so following Albania, 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).