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  1. 1st
    joint visit of employers’ representatives 19-20.04.2018 in Belgrade, Serbia

Partners that were
part of this meeting:

  • Chamber
    of Commerce and Industry of Serbia (PKS): Serbia and Ministry of Labour,
    Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs (hosting organizations)
  • Asociación
    Industrial, Técnica y de Comercio – ASITECO: Spain
  • Związek
    Pracodawców Dolnego Śląska/Lower Silesia Association of Employers (ZPDS):
    Poland
  • Confederatia
    Patronala din Industrie, Agricultura, Constructii si Servicii din
    Romania/Employers’ Confederation of Industry, Agriculture, Construction and
    Services in Romania (CONPIROM): Romania
  • Business
    Confederation of Macedonia (BCM): Macedonia

The meeting lasted
2 days, 19.04-20.04.2018 with 2 participants from each employer organization
project partner, i total there were 13 participants and 1 Expert

The meeting was
chaired by an External Expert Mr. Marek Benio, who delivered lectures and
engage the participants into discussion. The Expert intended to increase the
knowledge on legal and economic aspects of the posting of workers in the
framework of free movement of services in the EU. Due to the fact that the
participants are from both EU Member States and the Candidate countries, the
seminar included information about the legal conditions of employment of the
third country nationals (non EU citizens) and their posting within the EU under
the so called Van Der Elst visa. Three main areas were covered: labour law,
social security, taxes. On the first day of workshop (April 19) Dr Benio will
talk about Posting of workers Directive 96/71, types of posting and labour law.
On the second day he put the focus on the Enforcement directive and the
revision. For more details please find attached in Link Documents „Belgrade
report 19-20.04.2018“

  • 2nd
    Joint meeting 10-11.05.2018, in Zagreb, Croatia

2nd joint visit was
between trade unions from the following partner countries:

  • SINDIKAT
    METALACA HRVATSKE – INDURSTRIJSKI SINDIKAT (SMH-IS) – Croatia
  • NSZZP
    ARCELOR MITTAL – Poland
  • SYNDICAL
    FEDERATION OF MACHINEBUILDERS AND METALWORKERS CL PODKREPA – Bulgaria
  • Confederazione
    Generale Italiana del Lavoro – Lombardia: Italy
  • Samostoen
    Sindikat na rabotnicite od energetika, rudarstvo i industrija na R. Makedonija-Macedonia
  • Samostalni
    sindikat metalaca Srbije – Serbia
  • FEDERATIA
    SINDICATELOR DIN METALURGIA NEFEROASA- Rumania

In this meeting
could not attend the Lithuanian Unification of Metalworkers’ Trade Unions due
to organizational issues.

Discussions of
the meeting:

17 participants
attended 2 days visit hosted by Croatian trade union aiming at face to face
discussing, sharing experience about new proposals related to enforcement of
Directive, and identifying irregularities with provision of the Directive including
violation of workers’ rights.

In the first day,
after the participants presented their organiazations, there were discussions
related to the Directive of Posted workers and its implementation in each
partner country. Participants pointed irregularities and different application
of legislation in non-EU member states regarding the exchange of experience on salaries
and labor conditions in the case of Posting in each Partner State. The EU
member states have pointed out some examples of employers’ breaches of the
Directive and laws and regulations complying with the Directive. In addtion,
the participants also discussed the principle “For the same job, in the
same workplace, the same salary“ or said differently „Equal pay for equal
work“.

On the second day
of the Conference, the participants discussed the content and implementation of
the Agreement on the Prohibition of Double Taxation from the Point of
Experience of each partner country.

  • International
    roundtable 23.10.2018 in Toledo, Spain

Transnational
roundtable was held in Spain, instead of Italy for 27 representatives of all
associated institutions participating in the project – employers and trade
union representatives from Croatia, Italy, Serbia, Macedonia, Bulgaria,
Romania, Poland, Lithuania, Spain.

Prior to starting
with discussions the partner organizations were introduced with the conclusions
from the 2 previous events.

In addition, the
partners discuss the identifies challenges in regard to posting. The roundtable
allowed  the trade unions and employers
organization to discuss face to face the problems on regard to posting from
each viewpoint. For a roundtable to be successful, there was agreed that the
moderator was from CGIL organiazation Mr. Clemente Elia who facilitated answers
from the audience, threw in any missing advice and steered the conversation in
the right direction. Mr. Vesna Mlinarić introduced the website of the project
and partners threw some suggestions on how to share the website withing

  • In
    2019 are planned to be implemented actions on national level in each partner
    country, such as:

-National panel discussions

-Short training for all social partners and

-Press
conference as final event within the project