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Equal treatment

All workers must be guaranteed equal treatment in the workplace and fair migration. To this end, the EFBWW will be highly attentive to the effective and efficient enforcement of fundamental rights. We will work towards an ambitious revision of the EU Regulations governing social security coordination and strive to ensure that everyone enjoys equal rights. We will work alongside the new European Labour Authority to successfully secure equal rights.

We address the challenges associated with cross-border work, such as postings, fake postings, cross-border social fraud and the posting of bogus self-employed workers, as well as social abuses such as the use of letterbox companies. 

All workers in our sectors, regardless of their gender, must be guaranteed equal treatment and non-discrimination. This should be accomplished by:

  • taking account of all gender specifics,
  • health and safety standards,
  • ensuring that vocational training courses are compatible with modern working conditions and lifestyles,
  • guaranteeing equal professional standing and wages,
  • including systems for calculating and measuring the gender pay gap in companies,
  • applying all maternity and/or paternity measures provided for in EU and national legislation,
  • and striving to ensure a good work-life balance for all workers.