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[Denmark] EU risks alienating Denmark by weighing in on wage dispute [Denmark] EU risks alienating Denmark by weighing in on wage dispute

The EU’s intention to weigh in on a minimum-wage framework across the bloc might be a step too far for...
09 Apr 2021

[Spain] Four-day work week trial funded by EU COVID recovery cash [Spain] Four-day work week trial funded by EU COVID recovery cash

Spain could become one of the first countries in the world to trial a four-day working week when a new...
30 Mar 2021

[Slovenia] Amended act on employment of foreigners passed [Slovenia] Amended act on employment of foreigners passed

On March 26 Slovenia’s National Assembly passed amendments to the act on employment, self-employment and work of foreigners.
30 Mar 2021

[Poland] Pensions for dogs and horses in state employment proposed [Poland] Pensions for dogs and horses in state employment proposed

Poland’s Interior Ministry has proposed new legislation that would give service animals an official status and paid retirement.
30 Mar 2021

[UK] Sainsbury’s increases staff salaries and gives frontline worker bonus [UK] Sainsbury’s increases staff salaries and gives frontline worker bonus

Leading supermarket chain Sainsbury's has said it will increase staff salaries at its supermarkets and Argos stores and pay a...
10 Mar 2021

[Northern Ireland] Furlough figures hit 106,200 by end of January [Northern Ireland] Furlough figures hit 106,200 by end of January

In Northern Ireland, the number of people on furlough increased by almost 27,000 between the end of November and the...
10 Mar 2021

[EU] European Commission consultation on gig economy future [EU] European Commission consultation on gig economy future

On February 24 the European Commission began its consultation on the rights of gig economy workers whose labour is governed...
10 Mar 2021