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Labour Mobility in Construction: European Implications of the Lavalun Partneri Dispute with Swedish Labour
University of Latvia. (EuroFaculty)
Stockholm School of Economics, Riga.
2006 (English)In: European journal of industrial relations, ISSN 0959-6801, E-ISSN 1461-7129, Vol. 12, no 1, 49-68 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The accession to the European Union of new member states from central and eastern Europe, with weak trade union movements, poorly developed social dialogue and inferior working conditions, has been viewed as a threat to regulated labour standards in the EU-15. This article examines a high-profile labour dispute arising from the conditions of Latvian construction contract labour in Sweden. The dispute exposes weaknesses in the protective floor of minimum standards offered by the posted workers Directive. It also goes to the core of the debate about the preservation of a ‘European social model’ and the proposed Services Directive.

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London: Sage Publications, 2006. Vol. 12, no 1, 49-68 p.
Keyword [en]
EU enlargement, European social model, posted workers, construction, labour standards
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Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-77470DOI: 10.1177/0959680106061371OAI: diva2:527252
Available from: 2012-05-18 Created: 2012-05-18

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