Issue: Social Dumping

EFBWW, EFFAT and ETF join forces to Combat Labour Exploitation in Subcontracting Chains and Labour intermediation

EFBWW, EFFAT, and ETF have joined forces to confront the common challenges of abusive subcontracting, unregulated labour intermediaries, and insufficient enforcement of existing workers’ rights within their sectors. These issues underpin high levels of social dumping and labour crime, unequal treatment in the workplace, low wages, unrecorded working hours, disrespect for health and safety rules, and labour exploitation, especially towards migrant and mobile workers.

Press Release
9 Apr 2024

ETF at the Tripartite Social Summit

Concrete measures must be implemented to deter those who exploit the internal market by establishing letter-box companies in countries with lower working conditions and protections while providing services in more economically prosperous countries. This includes discouraging those who flout posting rules or engage in fraudulent employment schemes, thereby perpetrating social security fraud and utilizing fraudulent employment practices. 

Statement
21 Mar 2024

EU: Scrapping the return of the vehicle will harm the environment

The Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union issued a much-awaited statement on various aspects of the Mobility Package, including the return of the vehicle. On the latter, the Advocate General concludes that the legal provision should be annulled because it wasn’t justified by the legislator with an impact assessment.

Statement
20 Nov 2023