EU LABOUR LAW AND WORKING CONDITIONS

Category: Politics, Queen Mary University London, Social Sciences, University of Wawick

ABSTRACT

Recent EU trade agreements have all included a Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD) chapter with labour and environmental provisions. Our research has examined the effects of three EU trade agreements operating in Moldova, South Korea and Guyana/the Caribbean. In each context, we have studied a key export sector and evaluated the effectiveness of TSD chapters for tackling critical labour issues in relation to that sector.

Date

August 16, 2017

About

The research was conducted as part of an ESRC-funded project entitled “Working Beyond the Border: European Union Trade Agreements and International Labour Standards” (2015-17) (award number: ES/M009343/1). The research is based on just under 200 interviews and focus group meetings with key governmental and institutional, industry, trade union and civil society groups in three case study contexts and in the European Union. Further details at: http://www.geog.qmul.ac.uk/research/beyondtheborder/

The research was summarised and edited by Mihaela Gruia (@mihagruia) and designed by Radina Metodieva.