EU Sources - ESCR: self-employed cannot be categorically excluded from collective bargaining - January 31, 2019

Responding to a complaint in 2016 by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, the European Committee on Social Rights (ECSR) has for the first time released a statement on the collective bargaining rights of self-employed workers. The ECSR stated that “self-employed workers should enjoy the right to bargain collectively through organisations that represent them, including in respect of remuneration for services provided, subject only to restrictions provided by law, pursuing a legitimate aim and being necessary in a democratic society”. delays.

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