Britain's opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has been propelled into a position of power over Brexit but needs to walk a tightrope in dealing with the government, analysts say.
The European Commission, the Parliament and the Council reached an agreement on the establishment of an European Labour Authority.
The European member states agree to establish an European Labour Authority aimed at helping employees and employers to deal with complex aspects of cross-border labour mobility.
Germany's powerful IG Metall union have agreed with bosses on a new right to switch temporarily to a 28-hour week. Could the example be echoed across Europe?
Almost one million employees with Germany's powerful metalworking union IG Metall have won higher pay and the right to a reduced working week in an agreement with employers.
The minimum wage was once trumpeted as a key pillar in the construction of a social Europe. But opponents say the policy acts as a drag on competitiveness.
Tens of thousands of German workers downed tools again in early January as the country's largest union stepped up its battle for the right to a 28-hour week.
It's one of the last taboos: asking a colleague how much they earn. But Germany is hoping workers will do just that under a new law that aims to close the country's gender pay gap.