A new EU Agency to tackle Labour Mobility
The European Labour Authority has started its activities on 16th October to facilitate EU services on labour mobility to:
- Facilitate access to information and services to citizens and business about their rights and obligations;
- Facilitate cooperation between Member States in the enforcement of Union law within its scope, including by facilitating concerted and joint inspections, as well as by tackling undeclared work;
- Mediate and facilitate solutions in cases of cross-border disputes.
The agency is set up in response to growing number of EU legislation for European citizens living in another Member States, currently estimated at 17.5 million. Some of these include rules on posting of workers, enshrining the principle of equal pay for equal work at the same place or coordination of social security systems.