Modernising European Union Labour Law

Modernising European Union Labour Law

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In its Green Paper about the need for labour market reform, the European Commission argued that the increasing diversity of 21st century working relationships means that existing labour law is no longer adequate. This report brings together the evidence from a wide range f experts and representative bodies about these issues as they affect the UK labour market. It finds that the evidence does not support the Commission. The consensus is that the relatively light regulation of the UK labour market is advantageous and that problems of social disadvantage and structural unemployment are better addressed by measures aimed at tackling poor skills and social inequality rather than changing labour law. The report therefore recommends that efforts at EU level should focus on the promotion and sharing of good practice, rather than the introduction of new legislation.Has the UK Anything to Gain?, Report with Evidence, 22nd Report of Session 2006-07 Great Britain. ... According to Eurostat figures for 2005, only 27 per cent of temporary workers in the UK did such work because they could not find aanbsp;...

Title:Modernising European Union Labour Law
Author:Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords. European Union Committee, House of Lords Parliament Great Britain European Union Committee
Publisher:The Stationery Office - 2007-06-27


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