POSTING OF WORKERS: SHARING EXPERIENCES, PROMOTING BEST PRACTICES AND IMPROVING ACCESS TO INFORMATION (POW)
Project objective was to engage in different activities to increase the accessibility, transparency and coherence of information about the workers posted within the framework of providing services for different target groups (competent public services, employers and posted workers). A further objective was to improve the transnational cooperation between the Slovenian national competent public services and social partners who work in the area of posting of workers, particularly with the exchange of information, familiarising of the IMI system and the exchange of good practices, with the intent of finding out irregularities in this area.
FAIR POSTING: EUROPEAN TRADE UNIONS NETWORK FOR FAIR WORKING CONDITIONS FOR POSTED WORKERS
The primary goal of the project is to establish new counselling offices for posted workers and reinforce cooperation between stakeholders. The project establishes three competence centres for counselling posted workers within three trade union organisations in three sending countries - Slovenia (ZSSS), Bulgaria (CITUB) and Croatia (SSSH) and directly interconnects them with the already existing counselling structure of the DGB “Fair Mobility” project in Germany, as receiving country.
REDUCING PRECARIOUS WORK IN EUROPE THROUGH SOCIAL DIALOGUE
The primary goal of the project is to reduce precarious work in Europe through social dialogue. The posting of workers is briefly addressed mainly from the point of view of depicting violations of posted workers’ rights.
ENABLE COOPERATION AND MUTUAL LEARNING FOR A FAIR POSTING OF WORKERS (ENACTING)
This project is aimed at strengthening practical cooperation and mutual learning among control authorities and social partners engaged in the enforcement of Directive 96/71/EC, in the light of the new challenges settled by the Directive 2014/67/EU and by its transposition by Member States into national laws.
ENFORCEMENT STAKEHOLDERS COOPERATION (EN-FOSTER)
The aim of this project has been to support the enforcement of Directive 96/71/EC and of Directive 2014/67/EU by enforcing a stronger cooperation among stakeholders’ (social partners and control authorities). A specific focus of the project has been on the posting of workers in the building sector and in the road transport sector.
ROAD TRANSPORT SECTOR AND POSTING OF WORKERS (TRANSPO)
The project carried out awareness and training pilot actions about the application of Directive 96/71/EC - on transnational posting of workers - in the road transport sector. The project aimed to clarify relevant aspects and open issues about legislation at EU and national level; to exchange information and practices in control activities between labour inspectorates and other institutions involved in controls (Transport Authorities, Road Police, etc.); to promote administrative cooperation at national and transnational level.
TRANSNATIONAL WORK AND THE EVOLUTION OF SOVEREIGNTY (TWES)
The aim of the project is to study the growth of posted migrant work in the European Union, and the impact of this on industrial relations. Within the European Union, changes in the application of EU law have resulted in the deterritorialization of sovereign regulatory authority. National industrial relations systems have been subordinated to internal market freedoms in four recent European Court of Justice decisions. These constrain the rights of unions and governments to regulate working conditions of foreign service providers operating in their territory, in effect allowing firms to create “spaces of exception” by exploiting enclaves of alternative, deterritorialized sovereignty.
EUROPEAN FAIR MOBILITY NETWORK
With the “European Fair Mobility Network” project, the foundation for a transnational counselling network for migrant and posted workers in Europe has been laid. The aim of the project is to strengthen the cooperation between union and union-affiliated counselling centres in certain countries of origin, namely Slovenia, Bulgaria and Romania, and the host country of Germany. Counselling offices have been established in the countries of origin at which workers can obtain guidance regarding their rights in the German labour market prior to departing for Germany.
EUROPEAN CONSTRUCTION MOBILITY INFORMATION NET (ECMIN)
This project has created a website which includes information in 24 languages concerning working conditions for immigrant and posted workers employed in the building sector in the EU Member states.
REGULATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF POSTED WORKERS EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS (POSTER)
The aim of this project is to examine the working and living conditions of posted workers in sectors such as transport and construction and to gather and disseminate information on national practices related to posted workers' knowledge of employment rights and their enforcement.
PROTECTING MOBILITY THROUGH IMPROVING LABOUR RIGHTS ENFORCEMENT IN EUROPE (PROMO)
The planned actions aim to bring together researchers and practitioners to make policy-relevant the academic research on worker posting; improve cooperation between worker protection systems; improve union rights and HRM systems for posted workers; and improve quantitative information collection on posted work. Actions involve series of workshops and conferences that bring together researchers, representatives of labour inspectorates, social partners and other relevant actors, and writing a series of policy oriented publications.
EUROPEAN CONSTRUCTION MOBILITY INFORMATION NET (ECMIN) (1)
The projects aim to provide easy to access information on wages and rights for workers in the construction industry in the EU28 in the 24 languages of the Union. The information is prepared by the institutions affiliated with FIEC & EFBWW or the labour inspectors, is easily updated, and with direct contacts to the worker organisations in every country.
A series of projects that provides information and data, as tools for a better knowledge, shared understandings, and action: studies and reports related to posting in Europe, related links and web-based data, data related to legal frameworks at national and supranational levels; data related to national competent authorities and administrative cooperation in member States; information related to European social partners positions and views; synthesis, policy papers, notes, working documents related to experiences and good practices for a better transnational cooperation between public authorities in various countries in Europe and among stakeholders in posting issues and public policies at all territorial levels.
POSTED WORKERS: PROMOTION OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AMONG TRADE UNIONS AND IMPROVEMENT OF KNOWLEDGE ON DIRECTIVE 96/71/EC
The main objective of the project is to ensure the study on existing situation related to practical implementation of Directive 96/71/EC and Directive 2014/67/EU in partner countries, develop relevant training program and implement training seminars for posted workers and trade unions related to Directive 96/71/EC and Directive 2014/67/EU as well as to organize awareness rising campaign in partner countries. Implementation of project activities cover several types of action – cooperation, information and knowledge.
POSTING AT EQUAL RIGHTS FOR EQUAL WORK AND FAIR COMPETITION IN METAL INDUSTRY
The objectives of this project is to contribute to further improve transnational of cooperation between national competent bodies and social partners involved in the monitoring and correct application of the Posting of Workers Directive and its Enforcement Directive and increase mutual trust among stakeholders, including promoting common actions between social partners at different levels, exchanges of relevant officials and training, as well as increase evidence-based evaluation of original information and data concerning various dimensions of posting of workers.
EU POST LAB: DEVELOPING EXPERIENCES OF ADMINISTRATIVE COOPERATION AND ENHANCED ACCESS TO INFORMATION IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE POSTING OF WORKERS
The project is to support administrative cooperation and information exchange at transnational level between paritarian social funds of the construction sector, and to pave the way for a gradual enlargement of information shared and of the bodies involved thanks to the creation of a network of stakeholders in 10 EU countries and in Turkey.
POSTING OF WORKERS IN EASTERN EUROPE (EEPOW)
The EEPOW Project aims to proactively address the issue of posting of workers at its pre-accession stage by assisting the four candidate countries: Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia, in implementing the Directive already before it gets into force. The project conducted an assessment of the institutional capacities of candidate countries to implement the Directive on the Posting of Workers and organized mutual learning activities in the format of country workshops and peer reviews in four EU member states: Austria, Germany, Italy and Slovenia.
Con3Post: Posting of Third Country Nationals. Mapping the Trend in the Construction Sector
Con3Post explores a persistent and under-researched trend of recruiting and posting of third-country nationals to work in the construction sector within the single European labour market. It seeks to produce new knowledge on the phenomenon, encourage transnational cooperation and exchange of information between key stakeholders in the EU and third countries, and increase access to information.
POW-BRIDGE: Bridging the gap between legislation and practice in the posting of workers
POW-BRIDGE studies the gap between procedures (legal basis) and practices (experiences) in posting rule enactment, identifies challenges and develops and shares effective ways of addressing these challenges for posting companies and implementation agencies. It particularly investigates how the Directive interplays with other EU and national legislation in terms of social security, health insurance, temporary agency work, and company law. The geographical scope of the action includes: Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Serbia, and North Macedonia. NOTE: The video podcasts in the form of practical guides for posting companies in the eight project countries (in local language with English subtitles) can be accessed for free on VIMEO and YouTube.
ENHANCING THE COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS OF NATIONAL DATA ON INTRA-EU POSTING (POSTING.STAT)
POSTING.STAT brings together a consortium of universities and research centres from 10 different Member States to promote the evidence basis through the collection and analysis of national micro-data. The geographical scope of the project covers the six main ‘sending’ Member States (Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain, Slovenia and Luxembourg) and the six main ‘receiving’ Member States (Germany, France, Belgium, Austria, the Netherlands and Luxembourg) of posted workers.
Secure Mobility: Uncovering Gaps in the Social Protection of Posted Workers (SMUG)
SMUG will identify gaps and inconsistences between national social insurance and worker protection systems in terms of coverage, rule enforcement, and access, which increase the precarity of mobile workers. Despite improvements in EU rule systems and transgovernmental cooperation, the overall effect of posting has been a haphazard deregulation, with many firms exploiting regulatory gaps.