Seasonal work, especially for those who work overseas, has its own characteristics and problems. There is much to consider when working temporarily in another country. You, as an employee, must know your rights and the rules for your employee.
International workers, certainly cross-border ones, are often part of a vulnerable group. For example, what about social security if you work in a neighboring country?
There is to be a Europe-wide pilot providing information about rights and responsibilities. It aims to facilitate a fair, free movement of workers. The European Labor Authority wants to build a network for the exchange of good seasonal work experiences and practices.
These topics will be explored in interactive sessions and work groups:
- Communication tools like campaigns comparing and evaluating seasonal work in Europe;
- Exchanging good experiences regarding sharing honest information;
- On and offline network tools for targeted, effective information and communication;
- Promoting data tools that are accessible and usable for seasonal employees/employers for fair mobility
Glastuinbouw Nederland is participating in three sessions. The first is in week 42. They will share their experience and add to their knowledge to offer international staff proper jobs in the greenhouse horticulture sector as well.
Source: Glastuinbouw Nederland