CESI Webinar – EU directives on precarious work: what are the loopholes? – Sophie Robin-Olivier

Prof of European Union law at University Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne, Sophie Robin-Olivier, hosts this webinar within the project “Precarious work: empowering trade unions to address new challenges”.

Precarious work takes different forms across Europe. The main problems reported to date include: frequent uses of atypical working contracts, an insufficient recognition of ‘on-call time’ as paid working time, a lack of sufficient and meaningful collective bargaining agreements, and a lack of access to social security protection.

Precarious work is not a new phenomenon, but recent evolutions such as digitalisation, gig economy and flexibilisation of work have been posing new challenges. To this end, the current EU directives in place, notably Directive 97/81/EC on part time work, Directive 1999/70/EC on fixed-term work and Directive 2008/104/EC on temporary agency work, are becoming more and more dated.

What are the advantages and shortcomings of Directive (EU) 2019/1152 on transparent and predictable working conditions in the European Union?

To find out more about this topic visit the #noprecariouswork website.

This project is mainly financed by funds from the European Union.