EU Sources - Council agrees on posting and on the social pillar - October 31, 2017

At the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council of 23 October 2017 in Luxembourg, EU Ministers of Employment and Social Affairs agreed on a general approach regarding the Commission's proposal to revise the rules on the posting of workers. The political agreement on the posting of workers confirms the Commission's key principle of equal pay for equal work at the same place, setting out that posted workers will generally benefit from the same rules governing pay and working conditions as local workers. The ministers will have to seek agreement with the European Parliament on a final text. The Council also expressed an unanimous endorsement of the European Pillar of Social Rights. The Pillar will be proclaimed by the Parliament, the Council and the Commission at the Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth, taking place on 17 November in Gothenburg.

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