Eurocadres welcomes EC workers mobility campaign
The European Commission has launched a campaign, celebrating 60 years of EU Labour mobility and social security coordination. The campaign also celebrates the 50th anniversary of the founding regulations, on the freedom of movement for workers, throughout the European Union
Marianne Thyssen, the Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, marked the anniversary, speaking at the MoveS International Conference, in Brussels, stating: ‘Free movement is more than a fundamental right established in the EU Treaties. It is a living reality, enjoyed by millions. Today, we commemorate the first and crucial legislative steps, while continuing to improve the rules.’
The Commissioner went on to say, ‘free movement is becoming more and more important. In 2017, 17 million Europeans lived or worked in a different Member State. That’s 3.3 per cent of the EU population. And nearly twice as many, as ten years ago.’
Free movement is one of the most cherished accomplishments of the European Union
Free movement is one of the most cherished accomplishments of the European Union. The Junker Commission believes it has made considerable efforts to facilitate the free movement of workers and protect their rights, while avoiding social dumping.
We support and promote a fair mobility which covers decent and equal working conditions
Eurocadres also celebrates these key legislative markers. The trade union organisation has long stated that the labour mobility of professionals and managers makes a vital contribution to a knowledge-based European economy. We support and promote a fair mobility which covers decent and equal working conditions, equal labour rights, transparent taxation rules and the easy movement of social and pension rights, from one Member State to another.