The Social Campaign of Melegatti: an Example of Prosumerism?

Matteo Avogaro, Ph.D. candidate in Labour Law, University of Milan. March 2018,  Download the Contribution. Melegatti – a well-known Italian company, with its headquarters in Verona and active for more than a century in the confectionery sector – fell in a deep financial crisis during the 2017. In particular, several wrong investments have driven the company one step away from … Read More

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The Social Pillar and its Implementation – Is a More Social Europe with Less Burdens on Employers Really Possible?

Silvia Rainone, PhD Candidate in Labour Law and Social Policy at Tilburg Law School. March 2018, Download the Contribution. A few months ago the Pillar of Social Rights was adopted and its implementation process was started. As the Pillar represents the backbone of the Commission’s Social Agenda, a closer look might provide interesting insights on the future of the social … Read More

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The Revision of the Posted Workers Directive: towards a full level playing field?

Robert van der Vlies, LLM & MSc Candidate at Tilburg University.  Extract from draft paper, please do not circulate. March 2018,  Download the Contribution. 1. Introduction  The free provision of services recognises the right for companies, established in one Member State, to provide services in the territory of another Member State.[1] While exercising this economic right, businesses may send their … Read More

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Legislative proposal on the expansion of birth leave for fathers in the Netherlands

Mr. Samiha Said, Lecturer and PhD Candidate in Labour Law at Tilburg Law School. March 2018 Download the Contribution. In February 2018, the Dutch Minister of Social Affairs and Employment (Wouter Koolmees) submitted a draft-proposal for the expansion of birth leave for fathers (‘Wet Invoering Extra Geboorteverlof’). At the moment, fathers are entitled to two days of paid leave, and … Read More

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Dutch Unions Approach On Deliveroo’s Riders: the Riders Union

Robbert Coenmans, PhD Candidate at Tilburg Law School. March 2018, Download the Contribution. Dutch trade union FNV appears to be using Deliveroo as a test case for organizing (young) workers in the platform economy, with a reasonable degree of success. There seems to be some international coordination, seeing as how similar actions are taking place in, among other places, Belgium, … Read More

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An Italian Judgment on Ryanair anti-union behaviour

Giulia Frosecchi, PhD Candidate in International Studies, University of Trento. March 2018, Download the Contribution. In several occasions, the Italian Courts have dealt with cases concerning Ryanair employment relationships; especially, they have widely addressed the issue of the applicable law for social security provision for workers. The legal uncertainties that had triggered such trials have been solved by the legal … Read More

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Pushing the Boundaries: How the Italian General Confederation of Labour (CGIL) Innovated its Strategies for Representing Amazon Workers

Marta D’Onofrio, Graduate Research Fellow at University of Eastern Piedmont. March 2018, Download the Contribution. Amazon, the leading company in the e-commerce sector, is an interesting case study to show how industrial relations, together with its fundamental institutions, are daily challenged by the decisions made within giant corporations. The main problem lies in the fact that the asymmetry in power … Read More

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Against the banning of strikes in the Turkish metal industry

Letter of concern: the decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkey banning strikes in the metal industry Download the letter by ELW partner organisation ELDH (ELDH Against the banning of strikes in the Turkish metal industry) Mr. Prime Minister, I am writing this letter to you on behalf of ELDH www.eldh.eu, which represents lawyers in 21 European countries, to … Read More

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European Conference – European Union, Brexit – the future of workers’ rights – 11 November 2017, London

Register now: download registration form Download complete programme 11th November 2017, London, Diskus Centre at Unite, 128 Theobald’s Road, Holborn, London, WC1X 8T 09h30 – 10h00 Opening: ELDH/Haldane: Prof. Bill Bowring, ELDH President Unite: N.N. 10h00 – 11h45 1.       The Future of Trade Union Rights, social rights (collective labour law, for a social Europe instead of a “social pillar): Esther … Read More

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