The European Parliament has today backed the outcome of trilogue negotiations on the revision of the Posting of Workers Directive. Under the agreement, workers who provide a service in an EU Member State other than their country of origin will benefit not only from the minimum wage but also from local collective agreements. They shall also be entitled to any travel, accommodation and meals allowances that their colleagues receive. The revisions are expected to enter into force in 2020.
Terry Reintke, negotiator for the Green/EFA Group on the Posting of Workers Directive and social policy spokesperson for the group, comments:
"This legislation will help bring an end to the exploitation that so many posted workers have suffered. Posted workers will not only be guaranteed the same pay as their colleagues, they'll also receive the same entitlements, making their terms and conditions genuinely equal.
"One of the great benefits of the EU is being able to live and work in every member state. By ensuring fairness for those working across borders, we're delivering on that promise and making a more genuinely socially-just Europe possible."