EU Sources - Dutch presidency promotes decent work - February 29, 2016

A two-day conference Promoting decent work on the European labour market, organised by the Dutch presidency on 8 and 9 February 2016, was dedicated to better compliance and enforcement of labour and working conditions in case of free movement and posting of workers. The conference provided a platform for discussion for officials of labour inspectorates, policy makers and social partners from across the EU. In his opening speech the Dutch minister of labour declared that we can’t afford in Europe to have some more equal than others. Income should be like an incontestable maths expression. Equal work ‘equals’ equal pay in the same place. Only then can we create a level playing field and prevent a race to the bottom on labour conditions. The organisers will produce a website with all presentations.

Opening speech(in English): …    

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