Laval un partneri lrd v SevenskaByggnardsarbertarforbundet


2007. case

there is a psotive right to strike. this must be exercised proportionately. not to do so will interefer with the free movement of goods

Latvian company got a company from swedent to rennvate schools

latvian workers got paid less than swedes

swedish constiction union asked the Latvian company to sign an agrement

they declined

swedishh builders’ union called a strike suppoeted by the electricians. they tried to prevent laval from working on the contracrt

this prevrnted free moivmenet of services – artcilt 56 under TFEU

ECJ had held in Viking case tyat striking to prevent social dumping may be an overriding reason

In this case the court found for Laval. the strike was impermissible

unions denounced the ruling

The swedish bulders; union had to pay 65 000 euros to Laval


About Calers

Born Belfast 1971. I read history at Edinburgh. I did a Master's at UCL. I have semi-libertarian right wing opinions. I am married with a daughter and a son. I am allergic to cats. I am the falling hope of the not so stern and somewhat bending Tories. I am a legal beagle rather than and eagle. Big up the Commonwealth of Nations.

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