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 ...