On 29 January, representatives of the European Trade Unions Confederation (ETUC), BUSINESSEUROPE, the European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (UEAPME), and European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public Services (CEEP) sent a letter to Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President for the Euro and Social Dialogue, and Marianne Thyssen, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility concerning planned revision of the Posting of Workers Directive. Read the letter bellow.
The Posting of Workers Directive (Directive 96/71/EC) covers employees being sent to another Member State in three situations:
1. When an employer posts a worker to another Member States on his own account and under his direction, under a contract which the employer has concluded with the party in the State for whom the services are intended;
2. When an employer posts a worker to an establishment or to an undertaking owned by the group in the territory of a Member State;
3. When the employer, being a temporary employment undertaking or placement agency, hires out a worker to a user undertaking established or operating in another Member States.
The employment relationship between the employer and the posted worker must be maintained during the period of posting. Read details.
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