Representatives of the National Labor Inspectorate of the Slovak Republic and the National Labor Inspectorate of the Republic of Poland signed an agreement on mutual cooperation at the NIP in Lučivná on Monday 9 September 2019. In particular, the agreement should ensure better exchange of information concerning the performance of labor inspections and the monitoring of compliance with the provisions on posting of workers through temporary employment agencies, but also the implementation of communication and preventive activities, in particular exchange of information and educational materials health and safety at work.
“I would like to express my conviction that we will soon implement the provisions of this agreement and that we will fully implement it,” said Karol Habina, General Director of the National Labor Inspectorate of the Slovak Republic (pictured right) after signing the document.
“Our cooperation has been very good, but it is not enough to think about what it is today. We must think about the future. That is also why I place great hopes and expectations in this agreement. Our task is to push the boundaries of cooperation further in order to set an example for other labor inspectorates and perhaps even faster in the V4 countries than the rest of the European Union is advancing on these issues, ”said Wiesław Łyszczek, Chief Labor Inspector of the National Labor Inspectorate of Poland.
Both top representatives of labor inspection in the Slovak Republic and Poland identified as one of the biggest challenges for future cooperation the issue of posting of workers from third countries, mainly through “virtual” temporary employment agencies and related problems. In particular, there is a need to take joint action to increase the effectiveness of the protection of posted workers and economic migrants in both countries and to enforce compliance with legislation on safe and healthy working conditions in an environment free from the risk of accidents at work and occupational diseases.