#13_Climate crisis and labour standards: How better work works for survival…

Apart from the Covid19 pandemic, the climate crisis is the single most important issue these days receiving public attention almost anywhere on the planet. Protests against how the climate crisis has been handled so far are many, and obviously, the protesters are not just going away; especially, not in a pandemic sharing so many characteristicsContinue reading “#13_Climate crisis and labour standards: How better work works for survival…”

#11_Managing labour standards? Reporting, auditing and certifying

How does management engage with upholding labour standards and workers’ rights? To a certain extent, this seems as a somewhat murky question: Isn’t it management and corporate interests which is causing all the troubles around labour standard violations in a short-sighted quest for economic gain and profit? And isn’t it the responsibility of states (pushedContinue reading “#11_Managing labour standards? Reporting, auditing and certifying”

#10_How do labour standards pay – and for whom?

For some this question may be a provocation already: Why and how could one think about quantifying human rights? And what sense does it make to measure the avoidance of severe violations of these rights in numbers? Even more so, if one thinks global capitalism’s tendency to permeate and subjugate all spheres of social lifeContinue reading “#10_How do labour standards pay – and for whom?”

#5_How to organize labour inspection best?

Compliance with labour standards is marked by a strange simultaneity of labour inspection’s formal stringency and of its practical failure. On the one hand, various international and national agencies are equipped with the formal authority of labour law to ensure proper working conditions on paper, on the other hand, countless scandals about violations are makingContinue reading “#5_How to organize labour inspection best?”

#2_Posted work in Europe

Posted workers are sent across borders to work for clients in another country than their home country. Posted workers are predominantly found in agriculture and food-processing industries such as meat-packaging, the construction sector and the medical and elderly care sector, but also have been deployed in other segments of manufacturing and services. For the EuropeanContinue reading “#2_Posted work in Europe”