2016 Posting of Workers Directive : Legal & Practical implications

Revision of Directive 96/71/EC concerning the Posting of Workers in the Framework of the Provision of Services. The Posting of Workers Directive is a fundamental piece of EU legislation which in its current state already provides for very clear safeguards to protect the social rights of posted workers.

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Posting of Workers Directive : Legal & Practical implications

The report highlights Ceemet’s position saying that:

  • The priority must be on implementing the Enforcement Directive first and improving enforcement of the current directive;
  • The proposals will restrict the cross border movement of workers to their detriment and do not conform to established better regulation principles;
  • The Commission’s proposal is in conflict with existing law and would harm small businesses in particular;
  • Attempts to interfere with wage setting mechanisms are protectionist and unlawful.

Additionally, the provision of services across borders and the ability to post workers throughout the EU provide, together, an important competitive advantage for both companies and employees in the Metal, Engineering and Technology-based (MET) industry. They are also fundamental building blocks of the internal market.

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