Collective bargaining and the limits of competition law. Protecting the fundamental labour rights of self-employed workers

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Series Details 2022.01, Number 1
Publication Date January 2022
ISSN 2031-8782
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This policy brief explains why EU competition rules should be interpreted in a fundamental rights-compliant manner which excludes collective bargaining for self-employed workers from its scope, thereby empowering these workers to address power imbalances in the labour market (I). Furthermore, the interplay between competition law and collective bargaining paves the way for a broader discussion on how to better integrate social considerations into competition policies. It is an opportunity to address more effectively issues such as the negative social impacts of monopsony power, thereby contributing to more socially sustainable and inclusive markets (II).

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