Precarious work in times of crisis: regulatory discourses and labour standards
2011 (English)In: Vulnerable Workers: health, safety and well-being / [ed] M. Sargeant and M. Giovanone, Farnham: Gower Publishing Ltd., 2011, 1, 75-91 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
The increase in labour precarity which has accompanied the global economic and financial crisis is itself part of a longer term historical trend towards the increasing vulnerability of labour. This has two elements that are relevant: 1. The impacts of crisis on regulated labour standards in general 2. The role crisis-induced migration flows in accelerating labour precarity on a European and transnational scale. Both these tendencies need to be seen against fundamental changes in the architecture of European labour rights and labour law as it seeks to accommodate the competitiveness agenda of the European Commission in promoting greater labour flexibility and adaptability within a context of free movement of labour.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Farnham: Gower Publishing Ltd., 2011, 1. 75-91 p.
Precarious labour, labour standards, working environment regulation, new EU member states
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-73514ISBN: 9781409426622OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-73514DiVA: diva2:473733