Mobility should be an opportunity for EU citizens to develop their professional, personal and economic potential. It also allows workers to match their skills with labour market requirements, and employers to draw on a wider pool of talent.
A ‘posted worker’ is a person employed in one EU country (‘Member State of origin’) and sent by his/her employer on a temporary basis to work in another (‘host Member State’).
To guarantee that rights and working conditions are protected throughout the Union and to avoid social dumping, the Posting of Workers Directive 96/71/EC establishes a core of mandatory rules on terms and conditions of employment of posted workers in the host Member State. In other words, the posted worker must enjoy at least the same conditions as local workers.