European Labour Compliance Agency (ELCA)
Equal pay and equal rights for all workers of the same skill on the same job, no matter who their employer is, no matter what their nationality is!
Each country has its own legislation, its law enforcement agencies, yet, many contracts end up sour, since employees are underpaid, treated badly, housed badly, we are talking about social dumping, in other words: modern slavery!!
There is a need for a pan European institution, where knowledge and moreover experience in the various legislative rules can be bundled, so that social dumping will become history.
ELCA: European Labour Compliance Agency
- An ELCA application may prevent unfair competition resulting from the use of non-registered workers;
- ELCA enables contractors and agencies to certify their regular status for the assignment of public and private works by submitting a single document;
- ELCA promotes transparency, and increases the visibility of those companies complying with the rules.
From the perspective of coordinating the agencies responsible for monitoring labour regularity in terms of social contributions, welfare and insurance, ELCA is the answer when it comes to combatting undeclared work.
Involving a multipartite body, such as RSZ and FOD in Belgium, UWV and Belastingdienst in The Netherlands and the co-operation of all social insurance institutions as well as tax offices in all EU countries, employer organisations and trade unions is a great step forward on the way to fight the use of undeclared work and preventing unfair competition.
Text of the European Economic Social Committee Opinion below