Commenting on the outcome today of the European Parliament vote on posted workers, Liina Carr, Confederal Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), saluting a victory for Europe’s posted workers, said:
“Justice at last for posted workers.
“With the YES vote, the ETUC is very pleased that posted workers now have the prospect of equal pay.
“Even if the final deal includes important compromises such as the exclusion of transport workers, it guarantees at least the same pay for the same work in the same place.
“I thank Ministers, Commissioners, Council and Parliament for the work they have done to reach a deal. It offers the chance of a long overdue pay rise for some of Europe’s 2 million posted workers. There is still work to be done to improve responsibility throughout the subcontracting chain and to guarantee the same protection for road transport drivers.
“The ETUC has been calling for revision of the Directive since the 2007 Laval and Viking cases and wrote as recently as last week to MEPs to vote against discrimination and exploitation of foreign workers.”