University of Jyväskylä is coordinating a new European Commission funded project ‘Protecting Mobility through Improving Labour Rights Enforcement in Europe’ that aims to enhance administrative cooperation and information sharing between relevant stakeholders engaged with posting of workers.
The project is funded within the framework of European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation and is carried out between January 2017 and December 2018. In addition to the University of Jyväskylä, project consortium also includes University of Padova (Italy), Multicultural Center Prague (Czech Republic), Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research (Norway), SOLIDAR (Belgium) and Forschungs- und Beratungsstelle Arbeitswelt (FORBA, Austria).
The planned actions aim to 1) bring together researchers and practitioners to make policy-relevant the academic research on worker posting; 2) improve cooperation between worker protection systems; 3) improve union rights and HRM systems for posted workers; and 4) improve quantitative information collection on posted work. Actions involve series of workshops and conferences that bring together researchers, representatives of labour inspectorates, social partners and other relevant actors, and writing a series of policy-oriented publications.
Papers produced by the PROMO consortium:
Improving data collection about posting and information provision on conditions applicable for posted workers Report (December 2018)
Policy Brief Summary: Does the Posted Workers Directive Revision Mean the Problem is Fixed? (November 2018)
Policy Brief Extended Version: Does the Posted Workers Directive Revision Mean the Problem is Fixed? (November 2018)
Enhancing Economic Democracy for Posted Workers (October 2018)
Transnational Cooperation among Labour Regulation Enforcement Agencies in Europe: Challenges and Opportunitites to the Posting of Workers (April 2018)
Protection of Posted Workers in the European Union: Findings and Policy Recommendations based on existing research (September 2017)
External papers written for the PROMO project:
Employment of Ukrainian Workers with Polish Visas in the Czech Republic: From the Main Patterns of Labour Exploitation towards Points of Intervention (Michal Trčka, Yuliya Moskvina, Yana Leontiyeva, Milan Lupták and Luděk Jirka, 2018)
Posting of Workers – Some Practical Experiences (Jan Cremers, November 2017)
Changing Regulations, Changing Practices? – The Case of the German Meat Industry (Ines Wagner, September 2017)
Chain liability as a mechanism for strengthening the rights of posted workers – The German chain liability model (Vladimir Bogoeski, September 2017)