The collection of articles in this book addresses the potential of the European Social Charter to promote and safeguard social rights in Europe.

Drawing on the expertise of the ETUI's Transnational Trade Union Rights (TTUR) expert network members from across Europe, it provides a comprehensive commentary on these fundamental rights.

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