Social Standards at Risk: Making the case for Labour Citizenship in Europe
Across Europe, mobile EU workers are experiencing various types of labour rights violations and exploitation which form serious obstacles to their rights as mobile EU citizens. In our project “LABCIT” we are “testing” the ability of European citizenship to be extended to work situations through a series of public hearings with workers and stakeholders across 6 countries (Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, and Romania), and supporting expert analysis form the project’s 11 partners.
Starting from the comparative analysis of some cases of severe forms of exploitation, extreme violations of labour rights, and discrimination affecting EU citizens and non-EU workers who are employed in Europe, these reports highlight which actions are most urgent to take, and what steps are necessary for strengthening existing mechanisms for the protection of workers' rights.
The partner countries will present their key findings and recommendation at the conference titled "Labour mobility and citizenship safeguarding social standard in Europe", organized jointly by Solidar and Multicultural Center Prague, and which will take place on Monday April 4th 2016 in Brussels.
LABCIT Country Reports:
Multicultural Center Prague (Czech Republic)
Subcontracting and EU Mobile Workers in the Czech Republic: Exploitation, Liability, and Institutional Gaps
University of Padova (Italy)
Exploitation and Migrant Workers’ Struggles in the Italian Logistics and Tourism Sectors
Polish Social Council (Germany)
Social Dumping by Subcontracting: How German Employers in Construction and Meat Processing Evade EU Labour Provisions
CONECT Association (Romania)
Romanian Migrants in the EU: The Struggle for Decent Work and Dignity
LABCIT Expert Analysis:
Bettina Haidinger (Working Life Research Centre, Vienna,
Liability and Co-Responsibility in Subcontracting Chains
Nathan Lillie (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)
What is Labour Citizenship and Why does it Matter in the European Union?
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