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EUROPEAN ALARM ACTION “against social dumping and exploitation”
On 15 October 2013, during the meeting of European employment ministers

At the EPSCO meeting on 15 October 2013, European ministers will decide whether to give a negotiating mandate to the EU’s Lithuanian Presidency to start negotiations on the Enforcement Directive.

The original aim of the Enforcement Directive was to better tackle abuse, fraud and exploitation of workers during cross-border posting.

Unfortunately, little or nothing of this original objective remains. The Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia and the United Kingdom have joined forces to completely change the European law to suit their own wishes. They have therefore succeeded in converting the Directive into an instrument that causes more, not less, social dumping and exploitation.

For the European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW), the current proposal is completely unacceptable.

For that reason, the EFBWW, together with its partners in the metal, transport, agriculture, hospitality, services and public-service sectors, will be organising a European alarm action on 15 October 2013 in Luxembourg, where the ministers are due to make their decision.

We are calling for the draft text to be scrapped and a better proposal devised, one that fulfils the original objectives.

We demand that our ministers make a clear and unequivocal commitment in the fight against social dumping and exploitation.

This press release is available in various languages:

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