Modernising European Union labour law: has the UK anything to gain?, report with evidence, 22nd report of session 2006-07
The Stationery Office, 27/06/2007 - 257 من الصفحات
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.
FOREWORDWhat this report is about
EU employmentrelated Directives for which
Labour Law and the UK Economy
Does the UK already have flexicurity?
EU Legislation Its Formulation in Brussels
Call for Evidence
Oral Evidence 22 March 2007
Supplementary written evidence Professor Shackleton
Ms Susan Anderson Director of Human Resources Policy and Mr Tom Moran
Oral Evidence 19 April 2007
Mr Owen Tudor Head of European and International Relations Ms Hannah
Supplementary written evidence
active labour market Baroness benefits Breckland cent collective agreements collective bargaining Commission Commission's companies consultation countries definition of worker Directive Earl of Dundee economically dependent effective employed employers employment contracts employment law employment legislation employment protection legislation employment relationship employment rights employment security employment status Employment Tribunal enforcement ensure Europe European Commission European Union evidence example flexibility and security flexicurity floor of rights framework freelance Green Paper health and safety impact implementation improved increased individual issues Jim Fitzpatrick labour law labour market policies Len Shackleton Lord Trefgarne Member national minimum wage opt-out organisations particular permanent problems productivity Professor Shackleton question recognise reform regulation regulatory response role sector self-employed self-employment skills small businesses social dialogue social partners standards temporary agency workers temporary workers trade union Tyrrell UK labour market UK's vulnerable workers Wade of Chorlton workforce workplace