|Author (Person)||Sommers, Jeff, Woolfson, Charles|
|Series Title||European Journal of Industrial Relations|
|Series Details||Vol.12, No.1, March 2006, p49-68|
|Publication Date||March 2006|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
The accession to the European Union of new member states from central and eastern Europe, with weak trade union movements, poorly developed social dialogue and inferior working conditions, has been viewed as a threat to regulated labour standards in the EU-15. This article examines a high-profile labour dispute arising from the conditions of Latvian construction contract labour in Sweden. The dispute exposes weaknesses in the protective floor of minimum standards offered by the posted workers Directive. It also goes to the core of the debate about the preservation of a ‘European social model’ and the proposed Services Directive.
|Subject Categories||Business and Industry, Employment and Social Affairs|
|Countries / Regions||Europe, Latvia, Sweden|