EU Sources - Collective bargaining and deregulation pressure - October 31, 2017

Investigate Europe, a group of experienced journalists, comes up with a critical publication that was originally published in the German Tagesspiegel. The subject is the price of deregulating labour markets. According to the authors, European Commissioners and finance ministers of the euro group have systematically dismantled or weakened collective bargaining agreements, fought against trade unions and, by doing so, promoted inequality and job insecurity. With slogans as ‘employment-friendly reforms’ and ‘flexibility’, a decrease of the bargaining coverage or the extension of collective agreements was promoted.

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