Workplace Report July 2021

European news

Agreement gives union remote access

The German chemicals and energy union, IGBCE, and the employers’ association for the rubber industry have agreed that the union should have digital access to workers in the industry. The union will be able to use existing company email systems or media such as electronic noticeboards in the company intranet. Video conferencing facilities, for online meetings or confidential advice sessions, are also part of the deal, which was announced in May. The agreement covers around 30,000 employees in 100 workplaces.