The posted workers’ directive allows EU citizens to work in any member state, while continuing to pay their social security contributions in their country of origin. This has led to a massive influx of workers from the East moving to the West. Construction and public works, industry and temporary work are the sectors which are the hardest hit.
The employment of low-cost wage-earners penalises national workers, due to huge gaps between rates of contributions which pull wages downwards. This is called social dumping.
Social dumping pits Europeans against each other. It creates community tensions between people who used to be friends. We want to get rid of the posted workers’ directive and end this modern form of slavery which exploits some and impoverishes others.