- Autore: Andrijasevic Rutvica Sacchetto Devi
- Categoria: Articolo su rivista
- Rivista: Transfer
- Volume e numero: 22(2)
- Anno: 2016
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There is currently a large knowledge gap about intra-European labour migration. Commentatorsare caught up in a debate over whether such movement is best understood in terms of socialdumping and hence a race to the bottom, or in terms of business opportunities and benefits forfirms, states and mobile workers. The argument put forward in this article is that both approachesare inadequate in that they focus attention on a linear east-to-west Europe movement and discussit from the vantage point of the state, businesses and trade unions in the country of destination. Inorder to gain a clearer understanding of emerging migration patterns in the enlarged Europe thisarticle adopts mobility of workers as the analytical lens through which to examine the integrationof labour markets as well as the tensions between capital, trade unions and labour to whichmobility gives rise. Building on fieldwork conducted at Foxconn electronics assembly plants in theCzech Republic, the article suggests that the term ‘multinational’ worker is best suited to conveythe experiences and practices of this emergent workforce.