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New Legislative Package on paternity leave in Malta

Paid paternity and parental leave officially established

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

ETUC meets with the European Committee of Social Rights

ETUC's efforts in support of the reporting cycle recognised 

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.

Tentative list of items for Commission College agendas

Until December 2022

Contribution needed : ETUC draft analysis of the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive and Annex (‘CSDD’ Directive)

‘CSDD’ Directive

Provisional agreement in trilogue on an amended version of the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive


European Commission expected to present Single Market Emergency Instrument in September


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. 

Better regulation: EU policy-making geared towards the future

European Parliament resolution of 7 July 2022 on Better regulation: Joining forces to make better laws

Update of the factsheet “Trade union rights”

The European Court of Human Rights has updated its factsheet on on the Court’s case-law and pending cases in the field of trade union rights. 

New website "Action Europe" launched

A European-wide multi-lingual trade union action platform

2022 Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) publications

New 2022 publications and opinions published by the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA)

A guide analysing and summarising the case law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on EU law has been published

The aim of the guide is to inform legal practitioners about the ECtHR’s key judgments and decisions that reference EU law

Council of Europe Secretary General welcomes Ukrainian Parliament’s approval of Istanbul Convention

Ukraine to become the 36th State to have ratified the Istanbul Convention

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.

European Social Charter reporting

ETUC affiliates are invited to submit observations to the national reports.