Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund

What we do

Every year, more and more workers are posted from one EU Member State to another to work for a limited period of time on the basis of the EU free movement of persons. In 2019, there were 3 million postings under Article 12 and 1.36 million postings under Article 13. After the pandemic started in 2020, still 3.6 million A1 certificates were issued, currently the numbers are rising again.

The situation of posted workers on the labour market remains particularly precarious. Due to the short-term nature of their employment and their high mobility, they are particularly vulnerable. In practice, we observe massive violations of applicable labour rights, wage and social dumping.

However, counselling posted workers is a complex area. These workers fall under labour laws restrictions in the sending and in the receiving country. Therefore, a transnational counselling approach is essential. Legal bases in both countries - often even in several countries - have to be clarified and authorities in different countries have to be contacted. This is only possible with good cooperation between the counselling centres involved.

Fair European Labour Mobility 2 - information and advice for posted workers

The project is to continue and expand the existing trade union counselling network for posted workers. In the project, we run trade union counselling centres in the sending countries Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, which cooperate closely with the trade union counselling centre network in the receiving countries Germany and Austria. The coordination in Germany is responsible for the project management. 


Therefor, “Fair European Labour Mobility 2” runs information centres for posted workers in the sending and host countries. The counsellors working at the information centres give advice on labour and social law to posted workers, exchange information on laws and regulations, arrange contacts and help to solve problems with extrajudicial assertion of claims, mediation with employers and, if necessary, accompaniment and support at court hearings.

We provide sector-specific counselling centres in following countries:

  • Bulgaria: KNSB CITUB | Confederation of Independent Trade Unions of Bulgaria
  • Poland: OPZZ | All Poland’s Alliance of Trade Unions
  • Romania: BNS | National Trade Union Bloc
  • Serbia: SSSS | Alliance of Independent Trade Unions of Serbia
  • Slovenia: ZSSS | The association of free trade unions of Slovenia
  • Hungary: Vasas | Hungarian metalworkers’ union
  • ÖGB| Austrian Trade Union Federation

All Information centres cooperate with the counselling centres of Faire Mobilität in Germany (associated partner DGB Faire Mobilität counselling structure)


IQ Consult gGmbH (Germany) will coordinate the transnational sector-specific network and conduct following accompanying activities:

  • Transnational workshops 
  • Traineeships
  • Transnational conference with FES
  • Case descriptions
  • Information events on Facebook

Associated Partners

  • Berufsfortbildungswerk Gemeinnützige Bildungseinrichtung bfw
  • Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund
  • European Migrant Workers Union EMWU
  • DGB Counselling network Faire Mobilität
  • Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation
  • IG Metall
  • TPI Györ Nonprofit Kft.

Duration: 01.01.2024-31.12.2025

Financed by the European Union European Social Fund Plus – ESF +
ESF-2023-POW-UWD Posting of workers: enhancing administrative cooperation and access to information, Link: Funding & tenders (


Funded by the European Union


Previous projects

Fair European Labour Mobility 07/22-12/23
Network Fair Posting 01/21-06/22
Fair Working Condition 01/19-12/20
Fair Posting 01/17-12/18
European Fair Mobility Network | DGB 01/15-12/16




IQ Consult gGmbH
Michaela Dälken
Franz-Rennefeld-Weg 5, 40472 Düsseldorf
Telephone +49 (0)211-4301 197


Projekt DGB – Faire Mobilität
Dominique John
Paula-Thiede-Ufer 10, 10179 Berlin
Telefon: +49 (0)30 21 96 53 715



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