A newly established subgroup on tackling undeclared work among displaced persons/refugees from Ukraine met in Warsaw today. Different authorities and social partners need to combine their efforts to promote declared work, protect workers’ rights, and address the vulnerabilities and risks possibly faced by the Ukrainian workers when entering the European labour market.
From 29 September to 2 October, the International Labour Office (permanent secretariat of the International Labour Organization) and the European Commission held their 15th High-Level meeting in a hybrid format from Geneva and Brussels.
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.
Platform tackling undeclared workJoining forces across the EU to tackle undeclared workNews
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.