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The Idea of Labour Law$
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Guy Davidov and Brian Langille

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199693610

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693610.001.0001

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Using Procurement Law to Enforce Labour Standards

Using Procurement Law to Enforce Labour Standards

(p.256) 16 Using Procurement Law to Enforce Labour Standards
The Idea of Labour Law

Catherine Barnard

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on an increasingly important avenue for trying to enforce—and possibly improve upon—labour standards, namely public procurement. It looks primarily at the EU rules on procurement to see how much—if any—scope there is for including ‘social clauses’ ie clauses which require tenderers to respect certain terms and conditions of employment. While the decisions in Laval and Rüffert appear to narrow the scope for imposing such clauses in the context of free movement of services, Commission v Germany (occupational pensions) might offer some more room for manoeuvre in the field of public procurement more generally. The chapter concludes with a brief examination of the scope for contractors voluntarily to assume additional commitments, taking as an example the London Living Wage campaign.

Keywords:   public procurement, social clause, Laval, Commission v. Germany (occupational pensions), London living wage

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