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Lönekartläggning och handlingsplan: - en undersökning om det aktiva arbetet för jämställda löner
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Management Accounting and Logistics.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Swedens membership in the European Union have resulted in an international

characterized labour market. The construction sector is the area who employs most

posted workers among the 7400 employees who monthly enters the market. It’s also

the sector where a big part of the work-related deaths occurs. The purpose of this study

is therefore to contribute to a greater understanding of the regulation regarding posted

workers, their work environment and the consequences of it. I have been using the

right dogmatic method and a social science perspective as complement in order to

answer the purpose of the study.

The application of the posted workers directive has been criticized for opening

opportunities for false self-employment and limiting the trade unions rights. Combined

with the Laval-case the trade unions have restricted possibilities to enforce the

collective agreements and protect the posted workers rights. Subcontracting processes

complicates the investigation regarding which employer who has the overall

responsibility for safety regulations and work environment. Foreign workers tend to be

a big part in these subcontractor chains with major linguistic difficulties and lack of

legislation knowledge which increases the risk of accidents.

Arbetsmiljöverket is the authority who has the general responsibility for monitoring

that the health and safety legislation are respected by all employers. Their

investigations are partially based on the statistics of work-related accidents. But when

it comes to foreign workers only more serious accidents are reported to the authority.

Which means that minor incidents regarding foreign workers never reaches the


In summary, conclusion is drawn that the inspection of posted workers working

environment are unsatisfied. The hands of the trade unions are tied by the legislation

while the inspections by the monitoring authority are based on inadequate statistics.

All that combine with the fact that posted workers tend to be unwilling or lack the

knowledge to take action for their rights, leads to openings for employers to take

advantage of foreign workers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 39 p.
Keyword [en]
posted workers, work enviroment, construction sector
National Category
Law and Society
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-41453OAI: diva2:799058
Subject / course
Legal Science
Educational program
Human Resource Management Programme, 180 credits
Available from: 2015-03-31 Created: 2015-03-29 Last updated: 2015-03-31Bibliographically approved

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