Workshop on posting of workers in Belgrade – EU project “GuideForYou”

On 19-20 April, workshop for employers will take place in Belgrade under the EU project “GuideForYou – Mutual cooperation of social partners in Europe on ensuring better legal provisions, transparency and access to information for posted workers and posted temporary agency workers”.

The project is co-financed from the European Union funds. Trade unions and employers’ organizations take part in it from both EU member states and candidate countries – Serbia and Macedonia. During the workshop in Belgrade, Dr Marek Benio, Vice-President of the LMI Board, will deliver his lectures.

About the project “GuideForYou”

The posting of workers, which allows a company to temporarily send its employees to work in other EU countries while continuing to pay social security contributions in the country of origin, has long been a subject of disagreement between European countries. The EU Commission presented a new proposal aimed at replacing the 1996 directive and tightening the rules surrounding the use of posted workers. As a respond to this, 11 national parliaments used their yellow cards on the proposal and our partners, trade unions and employers’ organizations are coming from these countries.
The project “GuideForYou” is putting focus on Enforcement Directive’s transposition and monitoring of these processes, but moreover through joint visits of employers and trade unions, short trainings and national panel discussion will gather partners to deep-in discussion and get familiar with revising the Directive on posting employees (1996) which supposed to ensure a better protection of posted workers by reducing inequality between posted and local workers. The project puts on the agenda issues related to equality of posted workers with local employees, particularly with respect to remuneration during the posting. Trade union organizations from Croatia, Italy, Serbia, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland and Lithuania and employers’ organizations from Serbia Poland, Spain, and Romania will take joint action in order to support proper implementation of Enforced Directive in their countries, involve in broad based dialogue partners with sometimes different point of views on EC proposal of PWD and provide best practice models of information and communication for posted/posted agency workers in order to prepare them for the labour market before and after they depart.

Lectures by Dr Marek Benio

During the workshop for employers in Belgrade, Dr Marek Benio will deliver his lectures. The Vice-President of LMI wants to increase the knowledge on legal and economic aspects of the posting of workers in the framework of free movement of services in the EU. Due to the fact that the participants come from both EU Member States and the Candidate countries, the seminar will include information about the legal conditions of employment of the third country nationals (non EU citizens) and their posting within the EU under the so called Van Der Elst visa. Three main areas will be covered: labour law, social security, taxes. On the first day of workshop (April 19) Dr Benio will talk about Posting of workers Directive 96/71, types of posting and labour law. On the second day he is going to focus on the Enforcement directive and the revision. The full agenda is available here: Agenda Belgrade 19-20 April


Labour Mobility Initiative

Labour Mobility Initiative is Europe’s largest think thank dealing with work, mobility and posting of workers. Since 2013 it has been bringing together scholars, enterpreneurs, trade unions and public administration to create the only Polish and the largest European substantive forum for exchanging knowledge on the posting of workers in the framework of freedom to provide services. more >>>