Enforcement of fundamental workers’ rights
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.
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for Internal Policies of the Union (European Parliament)
- Personal author(s): Canetta, Emanuela; Busby, Nicole; Kaltsouni, Styliani Themes: Fundamental rights , Workers' health and safety
- Subject: age discrimination , Community Charter of the Fundamental Social Rights of Workers , economic recession , EU Charter of Fundamental Rights , EU law , European Union , freedom of association , international law , labour market