The European Parliament, Council of the European Union and European Commission have reached a compromise on a new Posted Workers Directive, which is favourable to Poland. - If the agreement is finally voted through in Parliament, it will save 240 thousand jobs and 24 thousand Polish service companies - emphasizes Wioletta Żukowska, expert of the Employers of Poland.
The compromise is good news for Polish companies posting workers. Stormy negotiations and conflicting interests of individual member states could in fact lead to a bizarre situation when the new directive would in fact lead to eliminating the entire institution of posting. And that would be a big threat to our country - we are the European leader in the exporting services. Poland posts around 25 percent of one million workers posted in the EU.
The compromise text will be signed on Wednesday. It must still be accepted by other Member States, and the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs. Then it will be put to a vote at the Plenary Session of the Parliament in April. The new law will most likely take effect from April 2016.
Wioletta Żukowska, expert of Employers of Poland