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The collective bargaining and representativeness of temporary workers in Europe

Research Group

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The collective bargaining and representativeness of temporary workers in Europe. Development and reinforcement of Industrial Relations Systems in response to changes in the European labour market

This project was founded by the EC- DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion and had CESOS srl Impresa Sociale as applicant and five other institutions, including DINÂMIA’CET-IUL, as co-applicants. The main objectives were to:

  • analyse the adaptation of industrial relations systems to the challenges in the European labour market and their capacity to protect and represent new forms of labour;

  • identify some best practices in the industrial relations systems and to identify examples of collective bargaining or significant agreements regarding temporary workers in Europe;

  • develop expertise and knowledge on industrial relations systems in Europe, in particular regarding workers involved in the new forms of labour, which, very often, do not know the opportunities of representation and protection they could have;

  • verify the knowledge regarding industrial relations systems and representativeness among the temporary workers in the countries involved;

  • promote the exchange of best practices at European level and the identification of guidelines to develop a common strategy of industrial relations systems in Europe which can represent and protect temporary workers;

  • verify the transferability of best practices in the various European Industrial Relations systems;

disseminate and improve the knowledge of European temporary workers, social actors and experts regarding the industrial relations systems and the opportunities for temporary workers to be represented and protected.

Period: 2014 - 2016

Funding Institution: European Commission

Coordination: Paulo Marques Alves



Updated: 31/01/2018


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