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1 Labour mobility in the European Union Abstract 01/04E

2 THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC COUNCIL IN THE NETHERLANDS The Social and Economic Council (Sociaal-Economische Raad, SER) advises government and parliament on the outlines of national and international social and economic policy and on matters of important legislation in the social and economic sphere. Employers, employees and independent experts are equally represented in the SER. Their recommendations voice the opinion of organised industry. In addition to its advisory function, the council is responsible for the execution of certain laws. A brochure on tasks, structure and procedures of the SER can be obtained, free of charge, from its Sales Department. Please also visit the SER s home page on the Internet: (www.ser.nl). It offers a host of information, such as the composition of the Council and its committees, press releases and the latest news. 2001, Sociaal-Economische Raad All rights reserved. Sections from the SER advisory reports may be used for the purpose of quotation, with due acknowledgement of the source of the publication. Social and Economic Council Bezuidenhoutseweg 60 PO Box LK The Hague The Netherlands Tel: 0031 (0) Fax: 0031 (0) Internet: Sales Department Telephone: 0031 (0)

3 Labour mobility in the European Union Sociaal- Economische Raad 1

4 This is an abstract of the SER-advisory report: Arbeidsmobiliteit in de Europese Unie 2000, 200 pp., ISBN , orderno. 01/04 ƒ 15,00 / 6,80 Translated by: Balance Maastricht/Amsterdam Order no. 01/04E ISBN

5 Table of contents 1. Introduction 5 2. Labour mobility and the functioning of the labour market 7 3. Impediments to mobility 9 4. Labour mobility in relation to new member states 14 3

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7 1. Introduction Labour mobility between the present member states of the European Union (EU) is restricted. In recent years the Commission has taken steps to foster labour mobility between the member states, the aim being to remove any remaining impediments to cross-border labour mobility. The Dutch government supports these initiatives. It is against this background that the Dutch Minister of Social Affairs and Employment has asked the Social and Economic Council (SER) to advise him on: what labour mobility can do to enhance the functioning of Europe s labour markets; the factors that impede labour mobility and how these impediments can be removed most effectively; labour mobility in relation to the new EU member states. The SER s view The SER believes that labour mobility in the EU must be increased and that any impediments to such mobility must be removed in so far as possible. Higher cross-border mobility will enhance the functioning of the labour market and therefore make Dutch and European trade and industry more competitive. Removing impediments to labour mobility will also play an important role in enforcing the right of workers to move freely within the EU. The SER has observed a number of defects in the existing European legislation governing the free movement of workers and the way such legislation is implemented. These defects, which impede labour mobility, are related to the right of employees on short-term contracts and job-seekers to reside in another member state, the exclusion of non-eu nationals from the free movement of workers, access to certain occupations owing to problems with the mutual recognition of qualifications, the provision of information on labour supply and demand in the EU, and, finally, the co-ordination of supplementary pension schemes in Europe. The SER will propose ways of remedying each of these defects; the proposals will be discussed in detail later. Within the context of the accession negotiations, the SER does not believe it is necessary for the present member states to demand long transitional periods for liberalising the free movement of workers. With the movement of workers from Central and Eastern Europe due to be liberalised in future, it would be possible to gain experience in this area by regarding the supply of 5

8 labour from these countries as a priority source of labour from non-eu countries within the context of the Aliens Work Act (Wet Arbeid Vreemdelingen). The SER s basic assumptions In responding to the request for an opinion, the SER based its advice on two assumptions: 1. The SER supports efforts to promote cross-border labour mobility in the EU by removing any remaining impediments. There are two reasons why it does so, both of which it regards as being equally important: enforcement of the right to free movement and the more efficient allocation of labour that can be achieved through labour mobility. 2. The promotion of labour mobility is not, however, an end it itself, but rather a means to increase prosperity. This implies that when impediments are being removed, the right to free movement and the associated economic benefits must be weighed up against possible negative effects on prosperity that removing impediments may bring, for example undesirable forms of migration, such as social security tourism and tax-induced pension flight. 6

9 2. Labour mobility and the functioning of the labour market The Dutch Cabinet has asked the SER to what extent is it possible to improve the functioning of Europe s labour market/markets and EMU by promoting labour mobility in the EU. To answer this question, the advisory report identifies two different aspects of the way the labour market functions: the match between supply and demand and the way the labour market absorbs economic shocks. Labour mobility and the match between supply and demand on the labour market Labour mobility as broadly defined (i.e. mobility between jobs, occupations and geographical regions) is essential to achieve a good match between labour market supply and demand. Geographical mobility can help to match supply and demand, as it gives both employers and employees more choice. Labour mobility and absorbing shocks to EMU Labour mobility can help to absorb long-term economic shocks to regional labour markets, for example owing to the closure of coal mines. The costs associated with geographical mobility does, however, mean that labour mobility is a less suitable tool for absorbing temporary shocks. The SER therefore does not see labour mobility as a fitting substitute for the monetary policy instruments once deployed to absorb temporary economic shocks in the separate member states. As the EMU member states no longer have separate access to such monetary policy instruments, they will have to search for another set of instruments. The most likely candidate is flexibility in wage-setting. The importance of labour mobility within the context of EMU With respect to the functioning of EMU, the SER regards labour mobility as playing a particularly important role in furthering European integration in the commodity and capital markets. This process, which will be boosted by the introduction of the euro, will lead to an increase in certain types of cross-border labour mobility, for example on the internal labour market owing to the founding of European companies. Potential and actual labour mobility Removing the impediments a step that will increase potential mobility will not, however, guarantee that the level of mobility will actually increase, thereby improving the functioning of the labour market. Besides the impediments, actual mobility is, after all, determined by the associated mobility costs and incentives offered. Incentives in the shape of income differences 7

10 between the present member states are generally not very significant (with the exception of Spain, Portugal and Greece). Along with income differences, differences in unemployment levels can also induce people to migrate. It should, however, be noted that worker movements in the EU are almost impervious to differences in the unemployment rate. Relatively speaking, mobility is too expensive for unskilled workers, who generally suffer most from a high unemployment rate. Skilled workers are better able to cover such costs, but they have less reason to seek work in another member state because of the rising demand for skilled labour in all the member states. To some extent the member states are encountering the same problems in the labour market, and that has made it more difficult to arrive at a better allocation of labour by means of crossborder labour mobility. When it comes to filling vacancies in the Dutch labour market, then, cross-border labour mobility from the present EU member states cannot be expected to provide a real answer. More can, however, be expected from future movements of workers from the new member states (see below). A more obvious approach would be to activate the domestic labour market, particularly with respect to the lower end. The SER made a number of proposals in this respect in its advisory report Mediumterm Social and Economic Policy For an English translation of this report, visit the SER website (Medium-term social and economic policy, , The Hague, June 2000, or contact the Sales Department of the SER). 8

11 3. Impediments to mobility The advisory report concentrates on impediments to labour mobility created by the defects in existing EU legislation and the way in which this legislation is implemented. The reason for this focus is that the SER wishes to look specifically at barriers to cross-border migration in the EU and at barriers that, in principle at least, can be cleared away through policy measures. It is likely that labour mobility in the EU is to a large extent impeded by language and cultural differences. Such differences are difficult to influence. Nevertheless, it is important to invest in the mobility of pupils and students; through mobility, language differences can be mitigated and cultural differences dealt with more effectively. In considering how to remove the remaining impediments, the SER has looked closely at the scope of existing European legislation and the way it functions with respect to rights of residence, access to occupations, the exchange of information and social security. The highly specific problems frequently encountered by border workers has not been considered here. The SER has observed a number of defects in European legislation and the way it is implemented in the areas mentioned above. These have been summarised in the table on the next page below. A distinction has been made between impediments that make labour mobility entirely impossible and impediments that discourage labour mobility. The SER believes that those impediments that make labour mobility entirely impossible must be removed. Only then can the right to free movement be effectively enforced. As for the impediments that discourage labour mobility, it cannot be said that all of them should be removed without further ado. They are, after all, the result of differences between the way the member states have set up their social security and tax systems. In removing such discouragements, therefore, the right to free movement and the economic advantages produced by a more efficient allocation of labour will have to be weighed up against the possible disadvantages of losing national sovereignty with respect to shaping national redistribution policies. Removing impediments to labour mobility within the scope of social security or supplementary pensions may, furthermore, lead to undesirable forms of migration. This is particularly the case with respect to supplementary pension schemes; removing certain tax impediments in this regard may lead to a form of tax-induced pension flight. In such cases, the point is to compare the aim of free movement for workers with the potential fiscal disadvantages and consider whether, and if so, how tax barriers can be removed without this leading to unwanted pension migration. 9

12 Policy area Most serious impediments Impediments that make labour mobility impossible Rights of residence Gaps in legislation pertaining to job-seekers and temporary employees, leading to problems implementing legislation when it comes to the rights of residence of these groups; as a result, it is more difficult for them to find jobs in other member states. Exclusion of non-eu nationals from the free movement of workers Access to occupations Restricted access in certain member states to public-sector occupations Inadequate methods for mutual recognition of vocational qualifications Impediments that discourage labour mobility Provision of information on the labour supply and demand in other member states Limited use of European job database Statutory social security Non-EU nationals excluded from Regulation 1408/71 Supplementary pensions Risk of a pension gap and inadequate pension rights accrued owing to: long waiting and acquisition periods in some member states and low level of coverage of supplementary pensions; impossibility of transferring pension entitlements internationally; lack of cross-border pension funds; tax barriers to transferring pension entitlements and to taking out cross-border pensions With respect to these problems, the SER s position is as follows: Right of job-seekers and employees on short-term contracts to reside in another member state The SER believes that there are gaps in European and national legislation with respect to the right of job-seekers and employees on short-term contracts to reside in other member states. These gaps make their effects felt in national legal practice and result in job-seekers and temporary employees encountering barriers to seeking and accepting work in other member 10

13 states. The SER recommends that the Dutch Cabinet undertake steps at European level to bridge these gaps, for example by introducing a residency card that permits the holder to seek work and that is issued to EU nationals automatically when they produce a valid passport. Such a card which would be issued along with the existing residency permit for a five-year period would expire as soon as the holder attempted to obtain social benefits or disturbed public law and order. The SER also believes that measures should be undertaken to remove impediments to the mobility of EU workers and job-seekers that can be found in the way the Netherlands implements legislation. This includes: providing better information to employers, temporary employment agencies and job centres about the rights and obligations of EU nationals; streamlining implementation by producing clear guidelines and by training the public servants involved in implementation; introducing a separate counter for EU citizens within the Aliens Service. Extend the right to free movement to non-eu nationals / extend Regulation 1408/71 to non-eu nationals The SER does not believe it is fair to exclude non-eu nationals from the free movement of workers. Non-EU nationals who have resided legally in the EU for many years should be given the same rights as EU nationals. The SER s views are in line with earlier proposals made by the Commission, in part on the basis of recommendations by Dutch experts. Non-EU nationals residing legally in the EU should also be permitted to invoke Regulation 1408/71, which provides for the co-ordination of statutory social security measures with a view to promoting labour mobility. Clearer European legislation with respect to free movement in the public sector The SER believes that an EU Regulation is required to define which activities and occupations the member states are allowed to reserve for their own citizens within the context of enforcing public law and order. Such a Regulation would have to be in line with the case law of the European Court of Justice. Access to other positions should subsequently be opened up entirely to workers from other member states, including non-eu nationals who are long-term legal residents of other member states. Mutual recognition of vocational qualifications The SER has observed that the mutual recognition of qualifications granted upon completion of a vocational programme or course of training has not kept pace with the mutual recognition of university qualifications. A European-wide network similar to the NARIC network should be set up for vocational education. Specific initiatives in this area undertaken in border regions would also be desirable. Finally, steps should be taken both at 11

14 European and national level to refine and encourage such instruments as the diploma supplement and output-based systems for comparison of acquired competences. Development of supplementary instruments to provide information on labour market supply and demand The Eures network has not entirely succeeded in gathering information about the supply of and demand for labour in Europe. Eures focuses too much on its central vacancy database. The process whereby the member states exchange information on labour supply and demand should cover a broader field and focus on pointing out surpluses / shortages in the European labour market in good time. This information should also be distributed in good time to employers and employees. Better co-ordination of supplementary pension schemes The SER sees a clear weakness in the way supplementary pension schemes are co-ordinated. It is important that barriers to mobility thrown up by supplementary pensions schemes are tackled at both national and European level through better co-ordination. In clearing away barriers related to supplementary pensions, care must be taken to avoid inciting undesirable tax-induced pension migration. That is why the basic premise for better co-ordination must be: to maintain the fiscal reversal rule; to make it possible for tax authorities to tax a pension. In addition, supplementary pensions must continue to be regarded as an employment condition and the associated special status of employers associations and trade unions in this regard must be respected. There are three potential solutions to the problem of how best to co-ordinate supplementary pension schemes: ensure that retention of pension rights in the country in which they are accrued is enforced more effectively; enhance the possibility of transferring entitlements internationally; introduce the possibility of joining pension funds in other countries. These solutions are not mutually exclusive and can each help to achieve better co-ordination of supplementary pension schemas in the EU. A number of recommendations accompany these solutions, aimed at employers associations and trade unions, at employers associations, trade unions and the governments of the member states, and finally at the governments of the member states. 12

15 It is primarily the task of the employers associations and trade unions to administer supplementary pensions. The job of ensuring that pension rights are retained in the country in which they are accrued is therefore mainly their responsibility. The employers associations and trade unions at European level could consult about these topics and produce recommendations for their member organisations. With respect to the other two solutions, the following specific recommendations can be made to the member states, the employers associations and the trade unions jointly: the conditions for transferring entitlements to foreign pension funds must be made more flexible. The SER will discuss this recommendation in greater detail in its advisory report on the new pensions legislation; the Commission should be supported in its efforts to make cross-border pension funds possible. In the meantime, consideration could be given to setting up a cross-border group pension fund within a restricted group of countries. Finally, the SER specifically recommends that the member states set up a European fiscal framework in order to co-ordinate supplementary pension schemes. On the one hand, this framework should remove barriers to migration; on the other, it should make provision to compensate the country in which entitlements are accrued for the loss of a tax claim in the event of migration. Co-ordination of supplementary pension systems in the EU can also be furthered by employing so-called open co-ordination methods that respect the sovereignty of the member states and the status of the employers associations and trade unions. The latter two groups should be closely involved in any such methods. 13

16 4. Labour mobility in relation to new member states The SER does not believe it is necessary within the context of the accession negotiations for the present member states to demand long transitional periods for liberalising the free movement of workers. Based on such factors as income differences between the present and future member states, it may be expected that, once the candidate member states in Central and Eastern Europe have acceded to the EU and the free movement of workers has been liberalised, migration will take place from East to West. The SER does not, however, believe it likely that mass migration will seriously tax the absorption capacity of the European labour markets, as some have predicted. Migration will be guided to an important extent by the demand for labour in the present member states arising from the ageing of the population. Based on the above, the SER expects migration from the new member states to have a positive impact on prosperity. It bases its opinion on experiences gained during the accession of Spain and Portugal, calculations made at the request of the Commission and the present level of migration within and from Central and Eastern Europe. Labour migration from Central and Eastern Europe can help to alleviate the problem of filling vacancies in technical occupations, for example, or seasonal work. To acquire the necessary experience in this regard, the SER advocates in the pre-accessionphase regarding workers from Central and Eastern Europe as a priority source of labour from non-eu countries within the context of the Aliens Work Act. According to this act, employers will only be granted permits to recruit employees from outside the EU if it has been demonstrated that no suitable supply of labour is available within the EU. The SER s proposal leaves the obligation to seek a suitable supply of labour within the EU intact, but requests that employers who cannot find personnel within the EU first seek likely employees in the candidate member states. 14

17 Translated publications Abstracts of recent opinions in English, French and German 00/12D Auf dem Weg zu einem gesunden Krankenversicherungssystem 2000, 28 pp., ISBN /12F Vers un système sain d assurances maladie 2000, 28 pp., ISBN X 00/09E Long-Range Equal Opportunities Policy Document 2000, 16 pp., ISBN /08E Medium-term social and economic policy, , 33 pp., ISBN /08F Politique économique et sociale de 2000 à , 35 pp., ISBN /PK/F Les retraites complémentaires aux Pays-Bas 2000, 44 pp., ISBN X 00/PK/D Rentenkarte der Niederlande 2000, 44 pp., ISBN /PK/E Pension Survey of the Netherlands 2000, 41 pp., ISBN /02E Social and economic policy co-ordination in the European Union 2000, 17 pp., ISBN /01F Coordination des poliques économique et sociales au sein de l Union européenne 2000, 18 pp., ISBN /01E Social Security in the Netherlands: the need for organisational reform 2000, 30 pp., ISBN /18E Promoting labour participation among older people 1999, 12 pp., ISBN /16E The Enlargement to the East of the European Union 1999, 15 pp., ISBN /12E Market and government 1999, 17 pp., ISBN /04E Higher Education and Research Plan , 20 pp., ISBN /18E European Social Dialogue 1998, 20 pp., ISBN X 98/09E ICT and the consumer 1998, 21 pp., ISBN /08E Socio-economic policy , 27 pp., ISBN /04E Agenda 2000: financing and enlarging the European Union 1998, 18 pp., ISBN /09E Reform of the Common Agricultural Policy 1996, 24 pp., ISBN /09D Reform der Gemeinsamen Agrarpolitik 1996, 25 pp., ISBN /09F Réforme de la politique agricole commune 1996, 25 pp., ISBN X 96/05E Towards an innovative economy 1996, 33 pp., ISBN

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