European legislation and developments

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

The European Committee of Social Rights releases its 2022 Activity Report

The European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) unveiled its Annual Activity Report for 2022, shedding light on pressing social rights issues across Europe

Statistics on the Collective Complaints procedure under the European Social Charter

Updated in June 2023

Full recording of event celebrating 25 years of the European Social Charter Collective Complaints Procedure now available

A video explaining the collective complaints mechanism as well at the ETUC's involvement is also available.

UK moves into category of "systematic human rights violators" according to ITUC Global Rights Index

Legislation restricting the right to strike sends UK down the rankings of the ITUC Global Rights Index

 

Study: EU competition policies ignore workers

This ETUC-commissioned study provides a trade union reading of EU competition policies

Opinion of Advocate General Collins on case C-148/22, OP v Commune d'Ans

The AG delivered an opinion on Directive 2000/78/EC and the prohibition of discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief

National developments

Read about relevant legislative developments at national level submitted by our affiliates.

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)

French government tackles what it considers an increase in "convenient sick leave"

On 27 September 2023, the Social Security Financing Bill 2024 was presented which would suspend the payment of daily allowances by the health insurance schem

Dismissals at Wärtsilä plant in Italy further delayed

Following the tribunal judgement in 2022, a deal has been reached to stall the collective dismissals further and to seek the reindustrialization of the plant

UK Unions win court battle over government’s decision to implement agency worker regulations

The High Court found that the Government acted unlawfully and irrationally when it implemented regulations allowing employment businesses to supply employers

International legislation and developments

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

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

ILO Right to strike dispute

Information note on developments in the ILO Governing Body regarding the conflict on the right to strike 

Ten years of workers’ rights under attack: 2023 ITUC Global Rights Index

The 10th edition of the authoritative Global Rights Index shows that the global cost-of-living crisis has been met with a crackdown on the rights of working

The ILO Committee on the Application of Standards conclusions on individual cases: UK

The ILO Committee on the Application of Standards (CAS) has reached its conclusions on the individual case of the UK in relation to the Convention on Freedom