Social security rules for EU mobile workers: Plenary approves the mandate 

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The Employment committee’s decision to start negotiations with Council on updated rules for EU mobile workers was approved by a plenary vote on Tuesday.

The modernised rules for coordinating social security systems, adopted by the Employment and Social Affairs Committee on Tuesday, 20 November, focus on facilitating labour mobility while safeguarding rights in cross-border situations, by determining under which country’s system a person is insured (i.e. paying contributions and receiving benefits).

The mandate was adopted with 345 votes to 287 and 24 abstentions. The Council agreed its common stance in June 2018.