Transfer stimulates dialogue between the European trade union movement and the academic and research community. It contributes research findings on issues of strategic relevance for trade unions, in particular with regard to developments at the European level. Transfer publishes original peer-reviewed research on issues such as new developments in industrial relations, social policy, and labour market developments.

Volume 14 Issue 4, Winter 2008

Three considerations led to the decision to bring out an issue of Transfer on irregular immigration and irregular work: the growing interest in a new and expanding phenomenon, namely, irregular immigration, and its relationship to a deterioration in working conditions; the need to gain a detailed knowledge of the impact of immigration by means of case studies; and our interest in monitoring and evaluating recent research in this area. These aspects are considered in more detail below.

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