The EESC opinion on the revision of the Posting of Workers Directive was adopted with 180 votes in favour, 84 against and 30 abstentions. A counter opinion on the same subject was put forward and not carried, receiving 94 for, 175 against and 23 abstentions.
In its opinion, the EESC supports in principle the Commission's proposed recast of the Posting of Workers Directive. The principle of equal pay for equal work in the same place is the cornerstone of the pillar of social rights in Europe.
Regarding the question of "remuneration", some EESC members consider that this newly-introduced concept is the only way to ensure equal working conditions for both posted and local workers, eliminating wage differentials and guaranteeing a level playing field among companies. Other EESC members believe that the introduction of this new concept could result in less legal certainty and clarity and increasing administrative and financial burdens for foreign service providers that post workers.
Regarding the maximum duration of posting, the EESC considered that the limit of 24 months is a step in the right direction, but a limit of 6 months would be closer to real business conditions.