EU: MEPs to investigate legality of flexible working conditions at McDonald's under European rules
Author: Lars Andersen, Brussels Times, Published on: 30 November 2016
"European Parliament to investigate McDonalds working conditions", 30 Nov 2016
This decision by MEPs follows the receipt of three petitions, which gathered 31,000 signatures, and a meeting involving trade union representatives from Belgium, France and Britain...The Belgian trade union insisted upon a new law relating to "flexi-jobs" and its use by the multinational. This Commission will question McDonald's and the Belgian government upon the matter...MEPs wished to check the legality of the “flexi-jobs” mechanism in relation to European rules.The Belgium trade union organisations in particular consider that “flexi-job” workers are discriminated against compared to other workers in the hotel and catering industry... in relation to workers' rights, as well as social security... trade unions have filed an action for judicial review of the related legislation with the Constitutional Court.
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