EU Sources - The impact of austerity - January 01, 2017

A research paper of the European Social Observatory (Ose) investigates the impact of austerity on certain fundamental rights. The eight years which have gone by give a striking perspective on the outcome of the strict austerity policies introduced in Europe. In the section on the right of work, the author lists a series of measures undertaken by the public authorities and national legislator: public sector job cuts; changes to working time and deregulation of atypical contracts with increasing precarity of contracts; simplifying of the conditions governing (collective) redundancy; pay cuts and freezes; weakening of unemployment protection.

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