Posting of workers directive revision: in just 2 days the first official EP debate

On February, 16th at the EMPL Committee session the debate on posting of workers will take part. It will be on the revision proposal of the Posting of workers Directive. 

On February, 16th at the EMPL Committee session the debate on posting of workers will take part. It will be on the revision proposal of the Posting of workers Directive. 

It is the very first occasion to get to know the official MEPs’ positions from particular fractions and member states. More noteworthy, once again we will be able to see the direction of the proposals of amendments to the Commission’s project. 

Labour Mobility Initiative, through multiple activities deeply engages in working on shape of the Directive which would protect the workers without eliminating their employers from the European market. We aim to replace the stereotypes with the facts and thorough knowledge about the posting mechanism. This mechanism is a phenomenon from every perspective profitable for the functioning of the EU market and the workers themselves. However it is mistaken for the illegal issues such as undeclared work and bogus self-employment. 

Our concerns regarding the European Commission’s proposal we included in the position paper. At the conference of the biggest European think tanks held by MEP Danuta Jaz┼éowiecka from EPP it turned out that the experts have doubts on the project (more about the conference HERE). Theiy highlighted that the proposal does not address the real problem of unfair practices violating the workers’ rights. It pursues a hidden purpose which is to reduce the ability of the firms from poorer countries to compete at the wealthy one’s markets. 

“We hope that within a year from presenting the EC proposal, the MEPs had an opportunity to get to know the facts about the posting of workers. Their awarness allows to divide fight for the ‘equal pay for equal work’ in the EU from other provisions. Provisions which will isolate the employers and their workers from the poorer member states from their more prosperous neighbouring countries.”

Due to the visit of Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, the session is moved from 11.00 am to 9.00 am. We will keep you informed about it i.a. via Twitter.

MZ

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