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It’s done, the revision on detached work has been adopted by Europe



WORK DETACHED. The European Parliament adopted on 29 May 2018 by a large majority the revision of the posted work directive. France welcomes this vote which represents “a real advance in the implementation of social Europe”.

There it’s done. After months of negotiations and a long legislative process, the revision of the posted work directive of 16 December 1996 was adopted by a large majority (456 for, 147 against and 49 abstentions) by the European Parliament on 29 May 2018. A vote of which ” welcomes ” France who pleaded for a long time for that.In a statement, Muriel Pénicaud, Minister of Labor, recalled that ” this vote represents both the fruitful outcome of a negotiation process at European level and a strong commitment of France made possible by the will of the President of the Republic Social Europe is progressing and protecting our fellow citizens, it is capable of adopting common rules, it is an important step, and France will take care to implement these new rules as soon as possible . “ Parliament also states that ” Member States have two years to transpose the rules into their national legislation” and that they will “apply them by the end of this period “.
In concrete terms, this adoption strengthens the rights of workers and guarantees, in particular, the principle of ” equal pay for equal work “. The maximum duration of secondment is set at 12 months with a possible extension of 6 months. ” After this period, the worker will still be able to stay and work in the Member State where he has been posted, but beyond that, the working conditions will be subject to the labor rules of the host country in their entirety “, states the European Parliament.
The revised rules will also strengthen the fight against fraud. ” An employee will now have to have been affiliated with the social security of his home state for at least three months to be regularly detached, ” said finally the Ministry of Labor.