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Posting of workers Directive: final vote reached by Parliament on improving working conditions

Workers posted temporarily to another EU country must get equal pay for equal work in the same place, under revised rules voted by the European Parliament on 29 May. The revised rules aim to ensure better protection for posted workers and fair competition for companies.

All of the host country’s remuneration rules must apply to posted workers. In addition to legal provisions, member states might apply large, representative regional or sectoral collective agreements. So far, this has been done only in the construction sector.

It has also been agreed that travel, board and accommodation costs will have to be paid by the employer and not deducted from workers’ salaries. Employers will also have to ensure that the accommodation conditions for posted workers are decent, and in line with national rules.

Read press release from the European Parliament