Posted workers in the European Union

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16 December 2010
Published
6 October 2010
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This report examines the extent of the phenomenon of the posting of workers, the roles played both by European and national-level legislation in determining the employment and working conditions of posted workeRead more
This report examines the extent of the phenomenon of the posting of workers, the roles played both by European and national-level legislation in determining the employment and working conditions of posted workers and the roles played by legislation and collective bargaining – and how these two domains interplay. The report is in part an update of earlier work carried out in 2003 by Eurofound into the issue – not least, updating the findings with data from the new Member States, which had not joined the Union at that time. Importantly, the research looks at the possible implications of a number of high-profile decisions taken by the European Court of Justice in cases of posting of workers, which highlighted the at times tense relationship between the twin EU goals of economic freedom and social cohesion.
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    Number of Pages: 
    38
    Reference No: 
    EF1073
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    Posted workers in the European Union

    This report examines the extent of the phenomenon of the posting of workers, the roles played both by European and national-level legislation in determining the employment and working conditions of posted workers and the roles played by legislation and collective bargaining – and how these two domains interplay. The report is in part an update of earlier work carried out in 2003 by Eurofound into the issue – not least, updating the findings with data from the new Member States, which had not joined the Union at that time. Importantly, the research looks at the possible implications of a number of high-profile decisions taken by the European Court of Justice in cases of posting of workers, which highlighted the at times tense relationship between the twin EU goals of economic freedom and social cohesion.

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    2
    Reference No: 
    EF10731
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    Posted workers in the European Union - Executive summary

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    Eurofound
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    This report looks at the phenomenon of posted workers in the EU Member States and Norway. It maps the available sources that can provide information about the occurrence of postings, and provides figures for those countries where data is available. The report also looks at the roles played both by European and national-level regulation in determining the employment and working conditions of posted workers. A report is available – see Related content.
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