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