EU Sources - The legal frame to act against severe labour exploitation - March 31, 2016

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has summarised a report that focuses on all forms of labour exploitation, which are criminal. The underlying research assessed different forms of severe exploitation and the related risks of workers moving within or into the EU, both EU-citizens and third country workers, not the form of labour recruitment. Article 31 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights recognises a worker’s right to fair and just working conditions regardless of his or her status as an EU citizen or a third‑country national and of whether the worker is in a regular or an irregular situation of residence.


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