The free movement of workers and services is part of the fundamental rights enshrined in the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU and is undoubtedly one of the essential components to building a Single European Market. To this end, the Posting of Workers Directive (Directive 96/71/EC, revised by Directive 2018/957/EU) and Enforcement Directive (2014/67/EU) aim at creating a level playing field for local and other service providers whilst protecting the rights of posted workers.
In this context, Spark is pleased to participate, with Ecorys, in the ‘Study supporting the Monitoring of the Posting of Workers Directive 2018/957/EU and of the Enforcement Directive 2014/67/EU’ for the European Commission (DG EMPL).
The aim of the study is to analyse different aspects of temporary cross-border movement of workers in the EU, including the terms and conditions applicable, the working conditions and the main problems faced by posted workers and their causes. Spark will be examining actions taken at national level in 27 Member State, alongside case law and enforcement mechanisms.