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Protection of Temporary Workers in 2008/104 EC Directive on Temporary Agency Work - Flexibility or Security?


  • Rayna Koycheva

    () (University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria)


This report is an attempt to critically analyze the provisions of Directive 2008/104 EC on temporary agency work aimed at guaranteeing the rights of temporary workers. The report aims to clarify how the Directive managed to find a reasonable compromise between more flexibility in regulating labor relations and the providing of adequate level of protection for temporary workers. The conclusion of the author is that Directive 2008/104 EC does not sufficiently protect temporary workers. It gives priority to flexibility to the detriment of security.

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  • Rayna Koycheva, 2018. "Protection of Temporary Workers in 2008/104 EC Directive on Temporary Agency Work - Flexibility or Security?," Nauchni trudove, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria, issue 2, pages 183-190, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:nwe:natrud:y:2018:i:2:p:183-190

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    Directive 2008/104 EC; temporary employment agency; temporary workers; non-discrimination; guaranteeing labour rights;

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    • K31 - Law and Economics - - Other Substantive Areas of Law - - - Labor Law


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