About: labour rights

Energy 21-03-2022

Germany goes on a mission to secure supplies of Qatari gas

Germany’s Vice-Chancellor Robert Habeck visited Qatar over the weekend in a bid to secure alternatives to Russian gas supplies, with little chance of immediate success in a country seen with suspicion in Germany for its human rights violations.
Economy & Jobs 08-12-2021

Deliveroo wins court battle on riders’ status in Belgium

Deliveroo riders in Belgium cannot be requalified as employees with contracts heaping social security and tax obligations on the company, a Belgian court ruled on Wednesday (8 December).
Economy & Jobs 22-10-2021

Can the AI regulation save workers from surveillance capitalism?

As algorithms continue to have an ever more crucial role in the workplace, lawmakers are concerned over their influence on workers' rights and wellbeing. A risk-based approach to Artificial Intelligence regulation tries to tackle this challenge, but is it enough?
Economy & Jobs 12-02-2021

New Spanish law to make food delivery workers ‘permanent staff’

Spain's labour ministry, trade unions, and employer’s associations have agreed this week in principle to a law improving the rights of food delivery workers employed by global digital platforms like Deliveroo, granting them the status of “permanent staff” instead of self-employed. EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports.
Global Europe 12-08-2020

EU trade sanctions on Cambodia come into force

The European Union reimposed customs duties on many of Cambodia's exports on Wednesday (12 August), suspending its trade arrangement over concerns about human rights.
Agrifood 03-08-2020

In southern Spain, fruit pickers ditched as virus spreads

Lamine Diakite has been on the street for two weeks since the Spanish shantytown he was staying in burnt down, one of the hundreds of fruit pickers abandoned as coronavirus cases soar.
Economy & Jobs 18-05-2017

MEPs slam labour rights in EU-Korea trade deal review

MEPs voted today (18 May) to support a motion for a resolution on the outcomes of a five-year-old free trade agreement with South Korea, which praises the agreement for its positive effect on trade and integration between the two countries. But it also calls on the Commission to act on labour right violations in the Asian country.
Global Europe 20-09-2016

EU activist gets 3-year Thai jail sentence for exposing labour abuses

A British lawyer who helped expose labour abuses in Thailand’s fruit factories has been handed a three-year suspended jail sentence.
Global Europe 27-07-2016

Thailand’s referendum on constitution ‘could be delayed’

EXCLUSIVE / Thailand’s make-or-break referendum next month on a new constitution could be postponed, one of the men in charge of drafting it has admitted.
Transport 02-06-2016

EU cautions governments against banning Uber, Airbnb

Services such as ride-hailing app Uber and home-rental site Airbnb should only be banned as a last resort, the European Commission said on Thursday (2 June), as it seeks to foster development of the "sharing economy".
Technology 31-05-2016

EU makes progress on uniform sharing economy policy

The European Commission will ask member states to review and amend legislation, when necessary, to end the fragmentation faced by Uber, Airbnb and other collaborative platforms in Europe, EURACTIV.com has learned.
Global Europe 01-03-2016

Thai tuna factory pays $1.3m compensation, ahead of EU ban decision

A Thai tuna processing factory has agreed to pay staff $1.3 million compensation for a litany of labour abuses, officials said Tuesday, a rare victory for migrant workers in the kingdom's scandal-mired seafood industry.