Oct 15, 2016

Rengo to seek pay hikes for union members for fourth consecutive year

Executives heading the Japanese Trade Union Confederation (Rengo) have agreed that the organization will request a pay scale hike for the fourth consecutive year in the next shunto labor-management wage negotiations toward next spring. The executives reached the agreement at a meeting Friday in ...

Jul 22, 2016

French parliament adopts contentious labor reforms

The French parliament on Thursday definitively adopted a set of contentious labor reforms that sparked months of violent protests over a perceived threat to cherished workers’ rights. Prime Minister Manuel Valls used a constitutional tool to force the legislation through parliament three times to ...

Jun 2, 2016

French nuclear plants, trains on strike over labor bill

Workers are on strike at most French nuclear plants and the national rail service to protest the proposed abolition of some labor protections. Members of the CGT union at 16 of France’s 19 nuclear plants, which provide the majority of the country’s electricity, voted ...