EU sources -Collective bargaining under EU internal market conditions -September 28, 2015

The European Parliament has produced an interesting report, EU Social and Labour Rights and EU Internal Market Law. In analyses of EU case law and legislation tensions can be observed between Internal Market law and social and labour rights. Restrictions on collective bargaining and supporting industrial action emanating from economic freedoms and competition law have been at the centre of discussions. The report, provided to the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs explores responses by socio-economic and political actors at national and EU levels to such tensions. Based on the current Treaties and the CFREU, the constitutionally conditioned Internal Market emerges as a way to overcome the perception that social and labour rights limit Internal Market law. On this basis, alternative responses to perceived tensions are proposed, focused on posting of workers, furthering fair employment conditions through public procurement and enabling effective collective bargaining and industrial action.

English: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/STUD/2015 …   

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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