Economic freedoms vs Workers' rights

Brussels, 2010

It is important to understand the meaning of these cases for the trade unions in the EU, in order to see where problems at national level might occur or where some employers might want to use European case law in aggressive litigation tactics. There is indeed a clear risk that judges will increasingly be involved in industrial disputes. The ETUC has developed proposals to undo the damage done by those judgments. This offensive strategy requires strong solidarity amongst trade unions across Europe.