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New steering committee on migration signs declaration on posting of workers and CAP


A new steering committee on "migration" composed of CFDT FGA (France), CGIL FLAI (Italy), Podkrepa (Bulgaria), UGT FICA (Spain) and CNSLR-Frăția (Romania) - has been created with EFFAT support.

The objectives of this steering committee are, amongst others, to follow European developments on migration questions, to help migrant workers facing difficulties and to sign common declarations.

Yesterday the committee met in Paris and signed a declaration on the Revision of the Posting of Workers Directive and the Common Agricultural Policy.

On the latter trade unions stressed the importance of allocation of funds only to companies that respect collective bargaining. On posting, the committee spoke with one voice on the principle of equal pay at the same workplace and targets: equal remuneration without interference with national competence, payment of allowances on top of remuneration and according to host country standards, equal treatment for temporary agency workers and joint solidarity in subcontracting chains.

The declaration also says that the revision of the posting directive would not be totally effective without

  • the introduction of new rules to improve the prevention of the risks of social security fraud through the revision of the coordination of social security regulation
  • the establishment of a new European agency,
  • a "common labour agency", dedicated in part to posted work.  Pietro Ruffolo (FLAI CGIL)

EFFAT is the European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions. As a European Trade Union Federation representing 120 national trade unions from 35 European countries, EFFAT defends the interests of more than 22 million workers towards the European Institutions, European employers’ associations and transnational companies. EFFAT is a member of the ETUC and the European regional organisation of the IUF.