The Condition of Transnational Posted Workers in Europe
The result of research carried out in several European countries, this book analyses the phenomenon of the posting of workers from an international and interdisciplinary perspective, with a particular focus on working conditions, occupational safety and health (OSH), regulatory issues, offences and violations of posted workers’ rights. The first part of the book examines the origins and evolution of the posting of workers in Europe, also in terms of legislation; the second part presents various national case studies (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Romania, Slovenia, Switzerland, and labour mobility from Third Countries); the third part focuses on Italy, as the European crossroads of posted work. From this richly documented examination, the posting of workers emerges as a new frontier of the devaluation of labour, which exacerbates tendencies characteristic of the transformations of labour that have taken place in recent decades on a global scale, first and foremost precariousness and social dumping. Given its profound impact on the labour market and working conditions, the posting of workers therefore opens up new challenges for the protection of workers in both receiving and sending countries.
Collaboration • Health • Bosnia and Herzegovina • Slovenia • OSH • Trade Union • Germany • Italy • Atypical employment • Labour exploitation • Precarious work • Austria • Precarity • The Aarhus Light Rail • European law • Posted workers • Law applicable • Labour market • Public works • Labour mobility • Rule Enforcement • EU • Housing • Collective rights • Inspection activity • The Copenhagen Metro • Internal market • Flexibility • Free movement of workers • Outsourcing • Employment conditions • Cross-border labour recruitment • Free provision of services • Wage dumping • Directive 96/71/EC • Third country nationals • Unions • Posted work • Cross-border • Labour flexibility • Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) • European Labour Authority (ELA) • Exploitation • Applicable labour law regime • Language barriers • European Union • Undeclared work • Non-European • Dumping • Transnational posting of workers • Posting of workers • Occupational safety and health • Posting labour • Transnational labour market • Labour migration • Rule enforcement • Social dumping • Subcontracting • Precariousness • Freedom to provide services • Work transformation • Directive 2014/67/EU • Working conditions • Inspection services • Construction sector • Belgium