(7 April 2021) Ahead of the European Social Summit (7-8 May), European unions call upon the European Commission to launch the European Social Security Pass (ESSP) and to do so next year. 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. Such cross-border mobility of workers also takes place in health, social and home care.
European unions demand digital tools to enforce mobile workers’ rights
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