Poland moves to block EU changes on seconded workers

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Warsaw is strongly opposed to changes put forward by the European Union’s executive to equalise pay between seconded and local workers and hopes to block them together with other poorer countries in the bloc, Polish diplomatic sources said.

Seconded or “posted” workers, employed in one EU state but temporarily sent to work in another, make up less than 1 percent of all employment in the 28-nation bloc. But their number has jumped in recent years: There were some 1.9 million posted workers in the EU in 2014, the most recent data shows.

Employers are now not obliged to pay posted workers more than the minimum wage in the host country, which leads to underpayment of posted workers on the one hand but also to unfair competition between firms employing seconded or local workers.

Read more: http://www.euronews.com/newswires/3177827-poland-moves-to-block-eu-changes-on-seconded-workers-sources/

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