Beyond dreams and belief
Collective agreement Based on a number of real-life cases the report illustrates some of the most important mechanisms that contribute to dirty competition , that is competition with lower wages and worse working conditions, in the Swedish labour market. The circumstances and in many cases tragic human destinies described in the report are not unique to Sweden. Throughout Europe, in the EU internal market, various methods of exploiting the differences in pay and terms of employment have emerged.
The report reveals five methods of circumvention that have emerged in the meeting of laws and rules in the companies’ home countries with the rules
in the host country. Through practical examples the report also shows the deficiencies of the Posting of Workers Directive,
as well as the need for supplementary measures in EU law.