Equal Rights for Workers Posted in Another EU Country

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Workers posted temporarily to another EU country must get equal pay for equal work in the same place, under revised rules voted by Parliament on Tuesday.

The revised rules, approved by 456 votes to 147, with 49 abstentions, aim to ensure better protection for posted workers and fair competition for companies.


  • Host country’s remuneration rules to apply to all posted workers 
  • A posting can last up to 12 months, with a possible extension of 6 months 
  • Posted workers to be better protected against fraud and exploitation


A posted worker is an employee who is sent by his or her employer to perform a service in another EU member state on a temporary basis. In 2016, there were 2.3 million posted workers in the EU. Posting increased by 69% between 2010 and 2016.

The full press release from the European Parliament can be read HERE.

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