The Posting of Workers Saga: A Potted Version of the Challenges Engulfing Social Europe

5 Pages Posted: 31 Jul 2018

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Séverine Picard

European Trade Union Institute (ETUI)

Philippe Pochet

European Trade Union Institute (ETUI)

Date Written: June 21, 2018

Abstract

This policy brief examines the development of and background to the 2018 Posting of Workers Directive. Arguably, the new Directive illustrates the uneasy development of a European social dimension and marks a sea-change to the previous approach, which can be attributed to a change of preferences in some central and eastern European countries in the light of the failed convergence strategy underpinned by low wages. The briefing argues that the posting of workers saga highlights the increased diversity of national industrial relations systems, while also showing that positive solutions can be found to the challenges of low-end social competition.

Keywords: posted worker; EU Directive; social dumping; secondment; EU countries

Suggested Citation

Picard, Séverine and Pochet, Philippe, The Posting of Workers Saga: A Potted Version of the Challenges Engulfing Social Europe (June 21, 2018). ETUI Research Paper - Policy Brief 6/2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3211853 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3211853

Séverine Picard (Contact Author)

European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) ( email )

B-1210 Brussels
Belgium

Philippe Pochet

European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) ( email )

B-1210 Brussels
Belgium

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