Europe

Real pay growth in Europe lagging far behind Asia

Real salary growth across Europe is expected to slow in 2020, with wage increases lagging far behind pay awards seen...

Christmas dinner under threat due to labour shortage

28 Oct 2019

Labour shortages could impact the UK’s Christmas dinner, including “pigs in blankets,” after warnings from the British Meat Processors Association....

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Gig workers should be able to form unions, says EU commissioner

25 Oct 2019

The European Union’s competition commissioner has said that gig workers should be able to “team up” to form unions.

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Spanish supermarket covert surveillance did not violate human rights

17 Oct 2019

The European Court of Human Rights has overturned a previous judgment it made in the case of López Ribalda and...

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Almost 2 million apply for EU settled status

9 Oct 2019

Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced that there have so far been 1.8 million applications to the EU Settlement Scheme....

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Warnings as Brexit and China stifle recruitment firms

8 Oct 2019

Two of the UK’s largest recruitment firms have both issued lacklustre trading statements as market conditions deteriorate, a trend confirmed with the latest data from the UK resourcing industry.

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Health costs for UK staff in EU to be covered for six months after a no-deal Brexit

23 Sep 2019

Temporary measures to cover healthcare costs in EU in event of a no-deal Brexit fail to satisfy UK nationals

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France faces tough battle over pension reform

13 Sep 2019

Paris has been crippled by public transport strikes today in response to moves by the French government to implement pension reform.

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Banks need to transfer more staff to EU for no-deal Brexit

15 Aug 2019

Banks need to “step up” their plans for the UK leaving the EU without a deal, the European Central Bank...

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1.2 million jobs to be lost in Europe with no-deal Brexit

6 Aug 2019

If the UK were to leave the EU without an agreement 1.2 million jobs across the Continent would be be...

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Burger King’s beard ban violated workers’ rights, Catalan authorities rule

31 Jul 2019

Burger King’s policy banning staff from having beards, moustaches and stubble violated employees’ rights under Spanish law, authorities in Catalonia...

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EU must better prepare for impact of no-deal Brexit on UK citizens

29 Jul 2019

The European Union needs to ramp up its contingency planning for the effect a no-deal Brexit could have on UK...

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Johnson hints at Australian-style immigration system

26 Jul 2019

New prime minister Boris Johnson has indicated he may introduce an Australian-style points system for skilled overseas workers after Brexit....

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Telecoms giant awaits verdict on top executives in staff suicides case

12 Jul 2019

A trial of senior executives could lead to jail sentences over a wave of suicides as employees suffered appalling levels of workplace stress

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EU settled status: how employers can help their European staff

20 Jun 2019

Last week Personnel Today ran an opinion piece which criticised the EU Settlement Scheme, the process that EU, EEA or...

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