This joint operation saw three EU countries fighting arm in arm against undeclared work in the construction sector. It kicks off the Week of Action of the very first European campaign on the benefits of declared work.
Undeclared work puts workers at a multitude of risks, undermines public finances and threatens the financial sustainability of social protection systems. While tackling undeclared work is primarily the responsibility of national authorities, this continuing challenge often has an important cross-border dimension.
The COVID 19 pandemic has placed undeclared workers under the spotlight, particularly in key sectors such as cleaning and care services, agriculture and tourism. What can be done to prevent and address undeclared work in these sectors? This article briefly presents some lessons learned through the European Platform tackling undeclared work since 2016.
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As part of the first European campaign for declared work, the European Platform tackling undeclared work and the European Labour Authority (ELA) have launched a #EU4FairWork social media competition, calling on workers and employers from across the EU to share their personal stories about working declared.
An overview of the various approaches and their results to tackle undeclared work in Member States across the EU.
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The European Platform tackling undeclared work has been quick to respond to the immediate challenges from the COVID-19 outbreak and is looking into solutions on how this transition could be achieved.
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Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, ELA’s working group on inspections is carrying out its regular meetings video conferencing. At the meeting on 27 April, Member States discussed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and possible adaptation measures in the field of cross-border concerted and joint inspections.
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The Commission adopted a report on Member States’ cooperation in tackling undeclared work, evaluating the efforts of the European Platform tackling Undeclared Work.
The Commission launched the first European campaign for declared work. It will work hand in hand with the European Platform tackling undeclared work and the European Labour Authority.
In order to start carrying out its tasks in the field of “inspections”, ELA will launch a negotiated procedure to conclude a middle value contract to develop the deliverables pertaining to join and concerted inspections.
Tom Bevers, Member from Belgium, and Agnieszka Wołoszyn from Poland have been elected as Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson respectively of the Management Board of the European Labour Authority.
The European Labour Authority starts its activities today with an inaugural ceremony and the first meeting of its Management Board.
Ahead of the Council meeting on Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumers on 13 June 2019 in which Ministers formally adopted the Regulation establishing the European Labour Authority, EU Member States also decided to select Bratislava as the seat of the ELA. In the start-up phase, the Commission will host the ELA in its premises in Brussels, until Slovakia will be ready to welcome ELA in Bratislava.
More information on the city of Bratislava by the Government of the Slovak Republic