Europe

How Europe is supporting workers in the coronavirus outbreak

As chancellor Rishi Sunak prepares to announce plans to support the wages of millions of worker we look at similar schemes in their infancy on the Continent.

Uber drivers in France are employees

6 Mar 2020

Uber drivers in France are employees and not self-employed, the country’s highest court has confirmed.
The landmark ruling, which confirms...

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Pay can be deducted for smoking and coffee breaks, Spanish court rules

13 Feb 2020

Companies in Spain can make wage deductions for employees who take coffee or smoking breaks during working hours, the country’s...

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Coronavirus: Employers ‘quarantining’ own staff before trade show

7 Feb 2020

Employers are quarantining their own staff as the coronavirus outbreak...

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Charity boss who doctored minutes to inflate pay sent to prison

7 Feb 2020

The former chief executive of an animal charity has been sentenced to seven years in prison after he forged the...

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Migrants face less discrimination than their adult children

20 Jan 2020

The UK-born children of migrants feel they are more discriminated against than new migrants and are more likely to be unemployed.

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Netherlands top in Europe for automation readiness

17 Jan 2020

UK is fourth but workers are battling slow tech that is eroding productivity.

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Former France Télécom managers jailed following staff suicides

20 Dec 2019

French telecom company Orange and three former senior executives have been found guilty of collective moral harassment in the way...

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UK slips down global gender equality rankings

17 Dec 2019

The UK is falling behind in a global index of gender equality according to the World Economic Forum. In 2019 the UK ranked 21st in the WEF global index...

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EU visitors to UK will need three days’ notice before travelling

2 Dec 2019

Citizens of EU countries will need US-style ESTA pre-approval to enter the UK after Brexit.

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Business leaders question migration policy as EU workers return ‘home’

28 Nov 2019

The CBI has queried how a post-Brexit immigration system would function as new figures confirm the decline in EU net...

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UK workers in Europe lose opportunities over Brexit uncertainty

15 Nov 2019

Loss of freedom of movement affects job prospects of UK workers.

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Labour would retain freedom of movement for NHS staff

13 Nov 2019

A Labour government, post-Brexit, would retain freedom of movement from the EU for NHS medical professionals, shadow health secretary Jonathan...

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Real pay growth in Europe lagging far behind Asia

11 Nov 2019

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

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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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