France urges businesses to label goods from Israeli settlements

France urges businesses to label goods from Israeli settlements

France published an official notification Thursday urging businesses to use labels to identify goods produced in the Israeli settlements, prompting a swift condemnation from Israel. It was not immediately clear whether the notice published in the French Official Journal is binding for retailers or a recommendation. A press official with the trade ministry said late […]

France’s small businesses vent fury at unions behind crippling strikes

France’s small businesses vent fury at unions behind crippling strikes

  France’s small businesses are angry at the crippling strikes and protests spearheaded by unions against proposed reforms to labour laws aimed at liberalising the employment sector. The impact of widespread industrial action, from public transport strikes to blockades of oil refineries, is being felt acutely by the country’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which […]

Unions warn that workers face a £38 a week wage cut if Britain leaves EU

Unions warn that workers face a £38 a week wage cut if Britain leaves EU

“At a time of continuing hardship, Brexit would be a disaster for working people – for our wages, for our jobs and for our rights” Workers face a £38-a-week wage cut if Britain quits the EU, unions warns today. A TUC report says manufacturing will slump into “steep decline” – hitting jobs as well as […]