Posting of workers: Council confirms the compromise text agreed with the European Parliament

11.04.2018

Biser Petkov, Minister for Labour and Social Policy of Bulgaria and President of the Council, photo: European Union


On 11 April 2018, EU ambassadors approved the compromise text negotiated with the European Parliament on the revision of the posting of workers directive. The final adoption of the directive will come at a later stage, once the legislation has been voted in the Parliament.

"With today's agreement, the EU delivers on the important principle of equal pay for equal work, ensuring that all workers are treated fairly across the Union. Local or posted workers doing the same job at the same place will have the same working and wage conditions. The agreement is also fair and balanced since it helps preserve the free provision of services."

Biser Petkov, Minister for Labour and Social Policy of Bulgaria and President of the Council

The aim of the revised directive is to facilitate the transnational provision of services whilst ensuring fair competition and respect for the rights of those workers who are employed in one member state and sent to work temporarily in another by their employer (posted workers).

Read the full press release on the website of the Council of the European Union.

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