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.
Unions • Precarious work • Occupational safety and health • Third country nationals • European law • Inspection activity • Wage dumping • Germany • Working conditions • Housing • Internal market • Outsourcing • Directive 96/71/EC • Inspection services • Precarity • Exploitation • Posting of workers • Non-European • Labour market • Precariousness • Transnational posting of workers • Subcontracting • Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) • Posted workers • Labour flexibility • Directive 2014/67/EU • Italy • Atypical employment • European Union • Cross-border • Slovenia • Bosnia and Herzegovina • Public works • Language barriers • Flexibility • Health • Posting labour • Belgium • Austria • EU • Posted work • Construction sector • Employment conditions • Collective rights • Work transformation • Labour mobility • Cross-border labour recruitment • OSH • Rule enforcement • The Aarhus Light Rail • Undeclared work • European Labour Authority (ELA) • Rule Enforcement • Applicable labour law regime • Labour exploitation • Law applicable • Collaboration • The Copenhagen Metro • Transnational labour market • Freedom to provide services • Trade Union • Free provision of services • Social dumping • Dumping • Labour migration • Free movement of workers