Free movement of workers

Free movement of workers means that nationals of European Union Member States can move to another EU Member State to work there. They are also entitled to equal treatment with regard to access to work, working conditions, tax and social security in particular. These workers’ families also have the right to reside in the other Member State.

Freedom of movement is one of the fundamental freedoms enjoyed by citizens of the European Union. It is enshrined in the Treaty of Rome.

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Posted workers

Different rules apply to workers whose employer has sent them to Belgium for a limited period. They are known as posted workers.