48 / 2018

Marina Lukšič-Hacin

The Migration Dynamics of the Slovenian Territory in Historical Perspective

The author presents an overview of the complex migration dynamics in Slovenia and its border regions over the last two hundred years. She covers migrations in “Austrian times”, during the First World War and the time of the first Yugoslavia, during the Second World War and the second Yugoslavia, and during the war in Yugoslavia and Slovenia’s gaining of independence. Both the intensive migration dynamics that occurred due to people’s seeking of employment and refuge, and the political movement of the borders, have been construed in migration studies as highly complex phenomena. This poses numerous challenges for interpreting how to understand migrations in 21st-century migration studies.
KEY WORDS: migration dynamics, political movement of borders, migration studies, seeking employment and refuge

48 / 2018

Marina Lukšič-Hacin

The Migration Dynamics of the Slovenian Territory in Historical Perspective

The author presents an overview of the complex migration dynamics in Slovenia and its border regions over the last two hundred years. She covers migrations in “Austrian times”, during the First World War and the time of the first Yugoslavia, during the Second World War and the second Yugoslavia, and during the war in Yugoslavia and Slovenia’s gaining of independence. Both the intensive migration dynamics that occurred due to people’s seeking of employment and refuge, and the political movement of the borders, have been construed in migration studies as highly complex phenomena. This poses numerous challenges for interpreting how to understand migrations in 21st-century migration studies.
KEY WORDS: migration dynamics, political movement of borders, migration studies, seeking employment and refuge

48 / 2018

Sonila Danaj

Posted Work and Occupational Safety and Health: A Literature Review

This article provides a review of the literature on posting and occupational safety and health (OSH). Although the vulnerabilities of posted workers are discussed in the literature on posting, and the overall OSH risk factors, including those relevant to migrant workers, are discussed in the literature on OSH, the two strands of literature barely intersect. There is therefore an immediate need to study the occupational safety and health of posted workers throughout the European Union. Social factors influencing OSH risks, such as employment fragmentation and precarity, and the various forms of cross-border labour mobility, such as posting, should also be further explored.
KEY WORDS: posted work, European Union, occupational safety and health, literature review

48 / 2018

Sonila Danaj

Posted Work and Occupational Safety and Health: A Literature Review

This article provides a review of the literature on posting and occupational safety and health (OSH). Although the vulnerabilities of posted workers are discussed in the literature on posting, and the overall OSH risk factors, including those relevant to migrant workers, are discussed in the literature on OSH, the two strands of literature barely intersect. There is therefore an immediate need to study the occupational safety and health of posted workers throughout the European Union. Social factors influencing OSH risks, such as employment fragmentation and precarity, and the various forms of cross-border labour mobility, such as posting, should also be further explored.
KEY WORDS: posted work, European Union, occupational safety and health, literature review

48 / 2018

Nataša Rogelja, Mojca Vah Jevšnik

Occupational Safety and Health in Transnational Workplaces: The Case of Posted Workers

The article presents the results of an empirical study on the occupational safety and health (OSH) of posted workers in transnational, multilingual and multi-employer workplaces. The argument is based on data obtained from semi-structured interviews with key stakeholders in Slovenia, which we analyse within the framework of Sargeant and Tucker’s (2009) layered vulnerability approach. We discuss multiple vulnerabilities of posted workers who are disproportionally recruited into hazardous jobs and exposed to numerous health hazards. Possible measures to reduce OSH-related vulnerabilities of posted workers are identified and discussed, including the role of information sharing and awareness raising.
KEY WORDS: posted workers, occupational safety and health, transnational workplaces, vulnerabilities, Slovenia

48 / 2018

Nataša Rogelja, Mojca Vah Jevšnik

Occupational Safety and Health in Transnational Workplaces: The Case of Posted Workers

The article presents the results of an empirical study on the occupational safety and health (OSH) of posted workers in transnational, multilingual and multi-employer workplaces. The argument is based on data obtained from semi-structured interviews with key stakeholders in Slovenia, which we analyse within the framework of Sargeant and Tucker’s (2009) layered vulnerability approach. We discuss multiple vulnerabilities of posted workers who are disproportionally recruited into hazardous jobs and exposed to numerous health hazards. Possible measures to reduce OSH-related vulnerabilities of posted workers are identified and discussed, including the role of information sharing and awareness raising.
KEY WORDS: posted workers, occupational safety and health, transnational workplaces, vulnerabilities, Slovenia

48 / 2018

Fabio Perocco

Posted Workers between Work Casualisation and the Precarisation of Migration

The article examines the transformations of work, labour casualisation, and the precarisation of migration, deepening the links between these phenomena and the social consequences of their intertwining, such as the double precarity affecting migrant workers, and examining the significance of contemporary migration policies which pave the way for a wider spreading of precarity and which anticipate corresponding labour laws. The article – which considers the European context – focuses on posting of workers as an example of the convergence of the aforementioned processes, and an empirical space for social research in which to test new forms of precarity and stratification, and the transformation of migration policies increasingly focused on the concepts of temporariness and circularity.
KEY WORDS: precarisation, work transformation, migration, posted workers

48 / 2018

Fabio Perocco

Posted Workers between Work Casualisation and the Precarisation of Migration

The article examines the transformations of work, labour casualisation, and the precarisation of migration, deepening the links between these phenomena and the social consequences of their intertwining, such as the double precarity affecting migrant workers, and examining the significance of contemporary migration policies which pave the way for a wider spreading of precarity and which anticipate corresponding labour laws. The article – which considers the European context – focuses on posting of workers as an example of the convergence of the aforementioned processes, and an empirical space for social research in which to test new forms of precarity and stratification, and the transformation of migration policies increasingly focused on the concepts of temporariness and circularity.
KEY WORDS: precarisation, work transformation, migration, posted workers

47 / 2018

Boštjan Zgonc

Book Review - Louis Adamič, Novi svet – ljudje in vizije: Izbrani odlomki iz dvanajstih Adamičevih knjig Mestna knjižnica, Grosuplje, 2015, 343 str.

Book Review is published on SLO pages.

47 / 2018

Boštjan Zgonc

Book Review - Louis Adamič, Novi svet – ljudje in vizije: Izbrani odlomki iz dvanajstih Adamičevih knjig Mestna knjižnica, Grosuplje, 2015, 343 str.

Book Review is published on SLO pages.