PROMO final conference, 20-21 November

Europe

Does the Posted Worker Directive Revision Mean the Problem is Fixed?

PROMO's final conference in Brussels between the 20 and 21 November is now open to public with advance registration. This policy conference will present the findings of “Protecting Mobility through Improving Labour Rights Enforcement in Europe (PROMO)”, VS/2016/0222.

Researchers of the consortium find that although the revision of the Posted Workers Directive is a positive step, the worker posting by its nature it provides many opportunities for unscrupulous employers to evade and arbitrage national regulatory systems. As such, ensuring a level playing field and protecting workers’ rights will require an ongoing policy attention of EU, national and ground-level actors, if these objectives (set out in the PWD revision) are to be achieved.

PROMO involved research and a series of policy workshops during 2017 and 2018 that aimed to make recommendations to improve:

- national labour protection systems for posted workers
- institutions, practices and channels for promoting industrial democracy for posted workers
- the collection of data relevant to making informed posted worker policy decisions

The full research reports on which researchers recommendations are based are available at from the Solidar website. The first day involves discussions of posted worker data and registration systems. The second day will be a presentation and discussion of our main findings.

Please see conference programme attached.