EFFAT jointly with the ETUC, EFBWW, ETF, EPSU, UNIEuropa and industriAll sent a letter and a joint paper, including a call for action and concrete proposals, to introduce new digital tools for enforcing mobile workers’ rights in the Internal Market.
The letter was sent to the European Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager, to the European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, Nicolas Schmit, to the Portuguese Minister of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security, Ana Mendes Godinho, and to the members of the EP Committee on Employment and Social Affairs.
Ahead of the Social Summit (7-8 May), we urgently call upon the European Commission to not only confirm the launch of the European Social Security Pass (ESSP), but to move it forward from 2023 to 2022.
The ESSP should include a European Social Security Number (ESSN) for all workers in the EU to improve the portability of social security benefits and rights and the cross-border verification of social security coverage.
To protect the rights of mobile workers and to tackle cross-border social fraud by companies, we urgently call for new cross-border digital tools and enhanced coordination through national and European digital instruments.