Vote on Posting of workers:
- extracts from the vote
- statement by Danuta JAZLOWIECKA (EPP, PL), rapporteur
EP Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
Lieu: European Parliament
End production: 20/06/2013 First transmission: 20/06/2013
MEPs from Committee on Employment and Social affairs held a vote on a final draft report and amendments regarding the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services. The general objective of the Commission proposal is to improve the current legislation, in place since 1996. New rules are designed to increase protection of workers temporarily posted abroad, especially in the construction sector. Every year, around one million workers are being posted around the EU and the new provisions should insure a fair competition and guarantee workers' rights and. At the same time, new rules would provide a clear legal framework for both the worker and for the business. The voting took place in the presence of rapporteur Danuta JAZŁOWIECKA (EPP, PL).
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||Cutaway shot exterior of the European Parliament, Brussels
||Announcement of the vote on posting of workers made by the chair of Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
||Ambiance shot during the voting of the legislative draft
||Final vote on the draft legislative. Results: 22 votes in favour, 18 against and 16 abstentions. The draft legislative resolution is adopted.
||Ambiance shot chair of Committee of EMPL, Pervenche BERÈS (S&D, FR) congratulating rapporteur Danuta JAZŁOWIECKA (EPP, PL).
||SOUNDBITE (English) Danuta JAZŁOWIECKA (EPP, PL): "Article 9 is about control measures and the decision of the committee is that these control measures have to be open, without any conditions. I am a little afraid that without condition, the country can build a lot of administrative burden for the company. So, in this case it will reduce the posting of workers. And we have to remember that one million people from Europe are posted, 70% from Western Europe, not from Eastern Europe. It means that if this movement will reduce, 700 000 people will lose their job, and 300 000 from Eastern Europe. I think this is very dangerous."
||SOUNDBITE (English) Danuta JAZŁOWIECKA (EPP, PL): "The decision of the committee is that in every country we have to establish this liability in whole chain and in every sector. Which means that even though the country has a very small amount of posted workers, they have to also establish this. In my opinion this also will increase administrative burden, especially for the Member States and during the crisis I guess this is not the best solution. "
||SOUNDBITE (English) Danuta JAZŁOWIECKA (EPP, PL): "We tried to be very open to find a way to look for the instrument which can protect workers and which can eliminate especially letter boxes office, because this is the most dangerous."