The Bekaert Case: a Story of Delocalization, Struggle and Legal Remedies in the Italian Industrial Province

Giulia Frosecchi, Ph.D. candidate in Labour Law, University of Trento. November 2018 Download the Contribution The Bekaert bubble exploded on 22nd June 2013, in the – less and less – industrial district of Figline Valdarno, a small town in the Florence province (Italy). On that day, 318 employees, most of which breadwinners of families with substantial bank loans, received an … Read More

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The First Italian Decision on the Status of Gig Workers Denies Reclassification

Gionata Cavallini, Ph.D. candidate in Labour Law, University of Milan, Attorney at Law in Milan.  November 2018 Download the Contribution 1. The Foodora case. A couple of years ago, in October 2016, the German food delivery platform Foodora was at the centre of a perfect storm in Italy. After Foodora decided to change the payment scheme, shifting from a gross 5,60 Euros … Read More

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Defense of the 300 prosecuted for going on strike in Spain – statement

Communiqué of the International Commission in Defense of the 300 prosecuted for going on strike in Spain, and for the repeal of Article 315.3 of the Penal Code, after Mr. Pedro Sánchez, President of the Spanish Government, announced to the Congress of Deputies the repeal of the art. 315.3. In defense of the 300 – statement

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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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