Transnationalisation of Labour Mobility - Trends and Challenges for Its Regulation Ludger Pries

Thursday, 14 July 2016: 10:45
Location: Hörsaal II (Neues Institutsgebäude (NIG))
Oral Presentation
Ludger PRIES, Chair of Sociology/Organisation, Migration, Participation, Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, Germany
The volume and quality of cross-border mobility of workers is changing substantially. This holds for individual labour migration and the mobility inside profit- and non-profit-organisations extended and differentiated in its forms. Transnational intra-organizational mobility is part of labour conditions for more and more employees. New challenges concerning the collective regulation of the conditions of employment, work and participation arise: what is the frame of reference for payment of transnational mobiles? who is responsible for representing their interests? There are also new questions of justice like the employment and working criteria for people working in the same area but with different contract conditions. Based on a comparative research the paper presents patterns and recent trends of cross-border mobility of work of Mexican and German profit and non-profit organisations and discusses the challenges and requests for transnational labour regulation.