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Joint statement on the revision of the posting of workers Directive

A common understanding among the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission has been reached on the revision of the posting of workers Directive.

The possible agreement establishes the principle of equal pay work on the same place, whilst providing more legal certainty for both workers and employers.

Posting of workers occurs when services are provided across borders within the Single Market. A posted worker is employed in one EU Member State, but sent by his employer on a temporary basis to carry out work in another Member State. Between 2010 and 2014 the number of postings has increased by almost 45%. In 2014, around 1.9 million European workers were posted to other Member States.

See the press release from the Commission