About: labour reform

Economy & Jobs 15-07-2019

OECD calls on members to speed up reforms, focus on innovation

In its annual growth report, the OECD painted a gloomy picture: rising inequalities, slowing growth and strong headwinds for the global market economy, notably because of trade wars. EURACTIV Germany summarised the OECD's recommendations for Europe.
Economy & Jobs 23-08-2017

Macron on course for clashes with unions over labour reform

The French government this week entered the home straight in its preparation for labour market reform. This flagship project of Emmanuel Macron’s young presidency will provide an explosive end to the summer holidays. EURACTIV’s partner La Tribune reports.
Euro & Finance 10-10-2016

Greek bailout talks hit sensitive labour reform negotiation

The Greek government stressed that it will not sacrifice workers’ rights, even if offered a reduction in public debt, when Athens and its international creditors meet for sensitive talks on labour reform next week. EURACTIV Spain reports.

Escalating strikes in France put Euro 2016 at risk

Striking rail workers halted about half of French train services on Wednesday (1 June) in a dispute over working time as a standoff between the militant CGT union and the Socialist government over a proposed labour law reform escalated.
Euro & Finance 01-06-2016

France needs austerity, Juncker tells mayors

Jean-Claude Juncker spoke to French mayors on Tuesday (31 May) to insist on the need for structural reforms and a rebalancing of the country’s public finances. EURACTIV France reports.

May Day rally in Paris turns violent as pressure against labour reform grows

Police fired tear gas after protesters hurled bottles and other projectiles during a May Day rally in Paris yesterday (1 May), where controversial labour reforms were the main focus of demonstrations.

Commission backs French labour law reforms

Vladis Dombrovskis, the European Commissioner for the Euro and Social Dialogue, has welcomed France's controversial labour law reforms, which directly respond to the EU executive's criticisms of the French economy. EURACTIV France reports.

Businesses divided over French labour law reform

French business leaders are growing more concerned about the country’s economic outlook. A proposed set of labour reforms has split bosses into two camps. EURACTIV's partner La Tribune reports.
Matteo Renzi (left) and François Hollande at the Milan summit on jobs and growth, 8 Oct. 2014 [Palazzo Chigi/Flickr]

Italy’s prime minister wins labour reform confidence vote

Matteo Renzi won the most important parliamentary confidence vote of his eight-month-old government early on Thursday (8 October), on a labour reform proposal he hopes will boost his EU credentials.

Renzi calls confidence vote on labour reform

The Italian government is to call a confidence vote on Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's labour reform plans, sources said yesterday (6 October), angering leftist members of his Democratic Party who are against moves to ease restrictions on firing workers. The vote may coincide with a EU conference on employment in Milan tomorrow.
Italian presidency

Renzi clears hurdles over labour reform

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's success in staring down opposition from within his party over labour reform has delivered a symbolic political success but its impact on hiring and firing rules appears limited.

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