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pursuant to Rule 133 of the Rules of Procedure

on the repeal of the 'posted workers' directive

Dominique Bilde, Sophie Montel, Florian Philippot, Steeve Briois

European Parliament motion for a resolution on the repeal of the 'posted workers' directive  

The European Parliament,

–       having regard to Directive 96/71/EC,

–       having regard to Directive 2014/67/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on the enforcement of Directive 96/71/EC and amending Regulation (EU) No 1024/2012,

–       having regard to Rule 133 of its Rules of Procedure,

A.     whereas the directive pits workers from countries of origin against workers belonging to host countries without providing a framework for fair competition practices;

B.     whereas the directive is flawed and has given rise to multiple occurrences of fraud which threaten both our social model and our social security systems;

C.     whereas an hour of work costs EUR 34.60 in France, EUR 6.50 in Lithuania and EUR 3.80 in Bulgaria according to Eurostat data accessible on 31 March 2015;

D.     whereas, on the basis of the above figures, a Lithuanian employer who hires 27 workers would pay EUR 175.50 per hour, while a French employer would only be able to hire 5 workers for this amount;

E.     whereas this difference in earnings creates more favourable legal conditions for ‘social dumping’;

1.      Calls for the ‘posted workers’ directive simply to be repealed;

2.      Instructs its President to forward this resolution, together with the names of the signatories, to the Commission, the Council and the Member States.

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