Cross-Border Availability of Personnel

Publication Number: 2014-49
Authors: E. Berkhout, P. Bisschop & M. Volkerink
Commissioned by: Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment
Published by: SEO Economic Research
ISBN: 978-90-6733-761-8

There has been a marked increase in the numbers of labour migrants and flexible contracts in recent years. The influx of migrant labour would seem to be both a major cause and a consequence of the increased flexibilization of the labour market: not only have the new European Union borders made it easier to cut costs (by using migrant labour), many employers say that the economic crisis has made cost-cutting essential. Free traffic in services has resulted in unequal competition between Dutch and foreign companies, with adverse effects on Dutch workers.

Category: 2014, Paul Bisschop, Labour & Education