Labour Market Issues in the EEA : Posted Workers and the Freedom to Provide Services

11-02-2009

Executive summary This report examines the position of posted workers in the EU, paying particular attention to legislation affecting them through EC Treaty provisions, Directives and European Court of Justice (ECJ) case law. It points to conflicting principles within these, notably with respect to the freedom to provide services, equality of treatment and non-discrimination while also addressing the risk of social dumping.

Executive summary This report examines the position of posted workers in the EU, paying particular attention to legislation affecting them through EC Treaty provisions, Directives and European Court of Justice (ECJ) case law. It points to conflicting principles within these, notably with respect to the freedom to provide services, equality of treatment and non-discrimination while also addressing the risk of social dumping.