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Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Economic crisis a pretext to attack workers’ rights across Europe

The European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) has published a working paper which maps the deregulation of labour law across Europe. Flexibility in labour markets is a central tenet of neo-liberalism and the report highlights a common trend of deregulation ‘either triggered by the crisis or introduced using the crisis - falsely - as an excuse’ including attacks on collective bargaining, eroding protection against individual and collective dismissal, weakening of working time safeguards, rolling back equal rights for workers on fixed term contracts etc: :http://www.uniglobalunion.org/Apps/uni.nsf/