Increasingly, European workers are moving across different EU countries and doing so both as migrant workers and as workers posted by their companies for a limited period of time.
The latter are protected by Directive (EU) 2018/957, which entered into force on 30 July 2020 and which provides for important new elements, including: remuneration consisting of all mandatory elements of remuneration in the host country; and the duration of the posting, with a maximum period of 12 months (extendable to 18 months), after which employers must guarantee all terms and conditions of employment applicable in the host country.
The revised Directive requires extensive knowledge of the legal system of the receiving Member State. Access to information on which provisions apply is difficult for both workers and employers.
In the framework of the EU-funded project Synergy. Spreading the best practices in implementation of EU-Law on posted workers, in which trade unions and employer organisations from Italy, Poland, Spain, Belgium, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Macedonia and Norway are participating, we have analysed the current situation of posted workers and the impact of the new Directive; we have designed a website [https://synergy-posted-workers.eu/en/main] with information on posting to facilitate transnational cooperation on this issue.
In addition, we have launched an Advisory Forum [https://synergy-posted-workers.eu/forum] aimed at workers, employers and administrations, where different experts from Italy, the Czech Republic, Poland, Spain and Slovakia will answer the doubts that may arise for different partners and provide the necessary information on the terms and conditions of employment in each case of posting in all areas of the EU and in different professional sectors.