In the global era, controversies abound over temporary labour migration; however, it has not previously been subjected to a sustained socio-legal analysis on a comparative basis, critiquing the underpinning concepts conventionally accepted as fundamental in this area. This collection of essays aims to fill that void. Complex regulatory challenges arise from temporary labour migration. This collection examines these challenges and the extent to which temporary labour migration programmes can be ethical, equitable and efficacious and so deliver decent work for workers. Whilst the tendency for migration law to divide labour law's worker-protective mission has been observed before, the authors of the chapters comprising this collection seek not only to interrogate why and how this is so, but to go further in examining the implications and effects of a wide range of regulatory mechanisms on temporary labour migration.
Joanna Howe is Senior Lecturer and Rosemary Owens is Emerita Professor, both at the University of Adelaide.
Part I: Introduction 1. Temporary Labour Migration in the Global Era: The Regulatory Challenges Joanna Howe and Rosemary Owens Part II: Global Economic Integration and the Regulation of Temporary Labour Migration 2. Seasonal Workers and Intra-corporate Transferees in EU Law: Capital's Handmaidens? Cathryn Costello and Mark Freedland 3. Temporary Labour Migration and the Trade in Services: European and Global Perspectives in an Age of Economic Integration Samuel Engblom, Nicola Kountouris and Asa Odin Ekman 4. The Distinction Between Temporary Labour Migration and Posted Work in Austria: Labour Law versus Trade Law Gudrun Biffl and Isabella Skrivanek Part III: Temporary Labour Migration in Pursuit of Economic Efficiency 5. Employer Demand for `Skilled' Migrant Workers: Regulating Admission Under the United Kingdom's Tier 2 (General) Visa Mimi Zou 6. Contesting the Demand-Driven Orthodoxy: An Assessment of the Australian Regulation of Temporary Labour Migration Joanna Howe Part IV: Temporary Labour Migration and the Production of Precarity 7. Migrant Domestic Workers in British Columbia, Canada: Unfreedom, Trafficking and Domestic Servitude Judy Fudge 8. Why is Labour Protection for Temporary Migrant Workers so Fraught?: A Perspective from Australia Joo-Cheong Tham, Iain Campbell and Martina Boese Part V: Challenges in Realising Decent Work for Temporary Migrant Workers 9. Empowering Temporary Migrant Workers in Sweden: A Call for Unequal Treatment Petra Herzfeld Olsson 10. Temporary Labour Migration and Modern Slavery Virginia Mantouvalou 11. The Regulation of Temporary Immigration as Part of New Forms of the Supply Chain: Segmenting Labour Rights For Workers Julia Lopez Lopez 12. Regulating Temporariness in Italian Migration Law Veronica Papa Part VI: Contesting Temporariness: Status and the Social Effects of the Legal Regulation of Temporary Labour Migration 13. The Membership of Migrant Workers and the Ethical Limits of Exclusion Alexander Reilly 14. Protecting the Rights of Temporary Migrant Workers: Ideals versus Reality Martin Ruhs Part VII: The Global Challenge of Temporary Labour Migration: Regulatory Responses and Possibilities 15. Roles for Workers and Unions in Regulating Labour Recruitment in Mexico Jennifer Gordon 16. Decent Labour Standards in Corporate Supply Chains: The Immokalee Workers Model James J Brudney 17. Reducing Worker-Paid Migration Costs Philip Martin 18. Temporary Labour Migration and Workplace Rights in Australia: Is Effective Enforcement Possible? Rosemary Owens