Europe By Adam Fleming BBC News, Brussels 24 June 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44578811 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsEurope migrant crisis Most of the EU's leaders will meet on Sunday to tackle the complex dispute over undocumented migrants.The hastily arranged informal talks in … [Read more...] about Can the EU reach a new deal on migrants?
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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told tens of thousands of protesters today it was time for “a fundamental shift of power” in Britain. Public sector workers, pensioners, students, families with children in pushchairs and people with disabilities were among more than 25,000 protesters who marched through central London calling for an end to Tory spending cuts and “poverty” pay. Waving placards and blowing whistles, they packed the streets and brought parts of the capital to a standstill at the TUC’s A New Deal for Working People demonstration. Addressing the rain soaked crowds in London’s Hyde Park, Mr Corbyn said: “Our whole movement exists to challenge the powerful and stand up for the powerless. "That’s why in government, we will give workers and employees more power at work, by strengthening their rights and freedoms to organise together to improve their lives.” To huge cheers, he promised a future Labour government would launch a … [Read more...] about Thousands of people demand new deal for workers as wages hit an all-time low
Picture: AFP Sofia. The European Commission, the Council and the European Parliament will push for the adoption of the New Deal for Consumers before the spring of next year, Deputy Director-General for Justice and Consumers Francisco Fonseca Morillo said at a meeting at the European Commission Representation with representatives of consumer organisations, businesses and national authorities responsible for consumer protection, Focus News Agency reports. “We will go to all European countries, starting from Sofia. The discussion will continue until November 28, when the final discussion will take place in Brussels,” he said. “December will be key as this will be the time to adopt a common position on this package under the Austrian Presidency” Morillo explained. “We are offering European citizens a very important package that is the result of more than 3 years of intense discussions. This new mechanism is not and should not be the next bureaucratic … [Read more...] about Francisco Fonseca Morillo, DG Justice and Consumers: We will insist that the New Deal for Consumers be adopted before the spring of 2019
Irish companies on a trade mission to Manchester have announced a raft of new deals. Enterprise Ireland, the Irish government agency, led a envoy of 45 firms on a two-day trip boosting links with the region and Northern Powerhouse partners. During the visit, four deals were revealed including: CitySwifter's partnership with Transport for Greater Manchester, Cisco and BT, as part of a wider CityVerve initiative to improve the bus network. A new Manchester office for global recruitment company TTM Healthcare. A deal between One Touch Healthcare UK-based Local Solutions. A new partnership with Aphix Software and the Sage Group. Ireland's Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys said: “Trade missions play a critical role in promoting the capabilities of Irish companies internationally. "Ireland’s long-standing trading relationship with the UK is important and the trade mission to Manchester this week is focused on supporting Irish companies to … [Read more...] about New deals signed during Irish trade mission to Manchester
In three weeks’ time, at the TUC’s rally for a New Deal for Workers on May 12, thousands of people will be taking to the streets in what I hope will be the biggest demonstration we’ve seen from the labour movement in years. When we do so, we’ll be sending a message to the government and employers that we aren’t going to stand for the insecurity and exploitation that’s become entrenched in workplaces across the country. The statistics by now should be grimly familiar. Six million people earning less than a living wage. One million people on zero hours contracts . At least half a million in bogus self-employment. Far from being a route out of poverty, for too many people work is now the dead-end that traps them in it. It’s the details of this new world that has the power to shock. Take for instance, the story of Don Lane – a courier who worked for DPD . Under his contract, not only would he receive no pay if he took a day off sick, on … [Read more...] about Britain’s workers need a new deal