Enforcement of Fundamental Workers’ Rights

15-08-2012

This study provides an overview of international and European law regulating a selection of fundamental workers’ rights (freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining, age antidiscrimination, the right to health and safety at work). It then analyses their enforcement in seven Member States (France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Sweden, Netherlands and United Kingdom). On the basis of these findings, it explores possible ways forward for improved enforcement of fundamental workers’ rights in the European Union, not only in times of economic crisis, but in the long term.

This study provides an overview of international and European law regulating a selection of fundamental workers’ rights (freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining, age antidiscrimination, the right to health and safety at work). It then analyses their enforcement in seven Member States (France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Sweden, Netherlands and United Kingdom). On the basis of these findings, it explores possible ways forward for improved enforcement of fundamental workers’ rights in the European Union, not only in times of economic crisis, but in the long term.

Autor externo

Emanuela Canetta (Milieu Ltd), Styliani Kaltsouni (Milieu Ltd) and Nicole Busby Country reports (for Milieu Ltd) : Styliani Kaltsouni (for Greece), Carole Biot-Stuart (for France), Attila Kun (for Hungary), Alberto Guariso (for Italy), Nienke Van Der Burgt (for the Netherlands), Agnes Said (for Sweden) and Rebecca Zahn (for the United Kingdom)