Labour law: Its role,trends and potential

This issue of Labour Education 2006/2-3,No. 143-144, to which eminent lawyers have contributed,does not really set out to relate the history of labour law, but rather to stimulate some refl ection on its possible role in the globalized world of today. At the same time, we report some developments which suggest that labour law has been drifting away from its basic principle of protecting the weaker party within an unequal contractual relationship.