In recent years the Danish flexicurity model has attracted attention from the European Union as a successful way of combining a flexible labour law regime with generous social protection of employees and an active labour market policy. However, the Danish model has itself come under pressure from ever increasing EU harmonisation of working conditions.
This book The growing conflict between European uniformity and national flexibility
examines the pressure put on the flexible Danish labour law system by EU labour law directives and the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). The analysis highlights the increasing tension between, on the one hand, the flexibility that the directives aim to allow individual Member States and, on the other hand, the uniform interpretation and application of the principles of which the CJEU is an exponent.
The book is published with support from Dreyers Fond.
PART I: THE DANISH LABOUR MARKET MODEL
Chapter 1. The collective bargaining system
Chapter 2. The role of the state in the labour market
PART II: EUROPEAN HARMONISATION OF WORKING CONDITION
Chapter 3. The political Compromise between European rules and national flexibility
Chapter 4. The unifying role of the Court of Justice of the European Union
PART III: THE EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TO THE DANISH MODEL
Chapter 5. The adjustment of the Danish collective bargaining model
Chapter 6. The changing role of the courts in relation to labour law
Annex A. Searching for case reports on the website of the Court of Justice of the European Union