Union News

‘We don't want a fat Europe, we want a fit Europe,’ says German politician

Sep 22, 2017

Ahead of the German election this weekend, a politician told CNBC that the country wants a working Europe.Otto Fricke, member of the federal executive......

French utility EDF notified of 24-hour strike from Sept. 20

Sep 18, 2017

PARIS, Sept 18 (Reuters) - French state-controlled power utility EDF said on Monday it had been notified of a 24-hour strike starting at 1900......

German wage talks to include new focus: reduced working hours

Sep 14, 2017

* Influential IG Metall union has strong bargaining power* Bundesbank says implications for wage growth hard to assess* Employers say working time demand is......

Two labor unions end partnership with Harley-Davidson

Sep 12, 2017

Sept 12 (Reuters) - Two labor unions ended a two-decade long partnership agreement with Harley-Davidson Inc on Tuesday, citing issues with senior management.Union leaders......

Ending DACA would deal a ‘body blow’ to the US economy

Sep 8, 2017

The Trump Administration says its decision to end a program that safeguards young undocumented immigrants from deportation will open job opportunities for struggling U.S.......

British Airways to close defined benefits pension scheme

Sep 7, 2017

LONDON, Sept 7 (Reuters) - British Airways proposed the closure of a major pension scheme on Thursday, angering trade unions representing some workers who......

UPDATE 1-French CGT power and oil workers to join labour reform strike

Sep 7, 2017

(Adds wrap with power sector, Total comment, background)PARIS, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Oil and power sector workers from France's CGT trade union will join......

UPDATE 1-French CGT power and oil workers to join labor reform strike

Sep 7, 2017

(Adds wrap with power sector, Total comment, background)PARIS, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Oil and power sector workers from France's CGT trade union will join......

EXCLUSIVE-VW's $1.8 bln Ducati sale stalls at union roadblock, strategy rift

Sep 4, 2017

LONDON/MILAN/BERLIN, Sept 4 (Reuters) - German carmaker Volkswagen has put the 1.5 billion-euro ($1.8 billion) sale of Ducati motorcycles on hold after resistance from......

Sharp differences over labor surface at NAFTA talks in Mexico

Sep 3, 2017

MEXICO CITY, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Tensions over sharp differences in pay between Mexican workers and their Canadian and U.S. counterparts surfaced on Sunday......

Here are the 'robot proof' jobs that can resist the coming A.I. invasion

Sep 3, 2017

A recent study found that more than half of Americans are afraid they will lose their job to a robot. While plenty of jobs......

The History of Labor Day

Sep 1, 2017

It’s been around for more than one hundred years, but the Labor Day holiday had bloody beginnings. ...

Macron elected on reform program, he's not hiding anything: Medef president

Aug 30, 2017

Medef President Pierre Gattaz weighs in on his hopes for French President Emmanuel Macron's labor reforms. ......

Trade union opposition to Macron should not be overestimated

Aug 30, 2017

CNBC's Gemma Acton discusses French President Emmanuel Macron's proposed labor reforms. ......

Strike called for against Macron's labor reforms

Aug 30, 2017

CNBC's Gemma Acton reports on French President Emmanuel Macron's "aggressive timetable" for labor market reforms. ......