Who's the Boss? Stop Exploitation in Subcontracting Chains!



The EFBWW urgently calls for a new dedicated European approach for better rules on subcontracting and their enforcement. The European Commission should use the momentum to swiftly make legislative proposals in the following ten priority areas:

1. Stronger rules on subcontracting in public procurement

2. Limit the subcontracting chain both vertical and horizontal

3. Full joint and several liability

4. Due diligence

5. Digital enforcement tools for workers

6. Digital company registers

7. Protect posted workers in subcontracting chains

8. Strengthen trade union workers’ representatives and EWCs

9. Effective labour inspections and complaint mechanisms

10. Same work, same rights, same salary