Posting of workers: final vote on equal pay and working conditions 

Workers sent temporarily to another EU country would from now on get equal pay for equal work in the same place, under draft rules to be approved on Tuesday.

The revised rules, which were informally agreed by the European Parliament and Council negotiators in March aim to ensure better protection for posted workers and fair competition for companies.

All of the host country’s rules on remuneration would apply to posted workers. Travel, board and accommodation costs should be paid by the employer and not deducted from workers’ salaries.


The duration of the posting has been set at 12 months, with a possible extension of 6 months. After that time limit, the worker would still be able to stay in the member state where they are posted, but all of the host country’s labour rules would start to apply.


Procedure: ordinary legislative procedure, first reading agreement


Debate/vote: Tuesday, 29 May

Press conference with Elisabeth Morin-Chartier (EPP, FR), Agnes Jongerius (S&D, NL) and Commissioner Marianne Thyssen on Tuesday, 29 May at 15.00