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EU proposes more transparent working conditions

Publish date: 07 February 2018
Issue Number: 222
Diary: Legalbrief Workplace
Category: General

As part of the follow-up to the European Pillar of Social Rights, the European Commission has adopted a proposal for a new directive for more transparent and predictable working conditions across the EU. According to an International Workplace report, the Commission's proposal complements and modernises existing obligations to inform each worker of his or her working conditions. In addition, the proposal creates new minimum standards to ensure that all workers, including those on atypical contracts, benefit from more predictability and clarity as regards their working conditions. Marianne Thyssen, commissioner for employment, social affairs, skills and labour mobility, added: ‘With today's proposal we are taking action to improve transparency and predictability of working conditions. The world of work is changing fast with a growing number of non-standard jobs and contracts. This means that more and more people are at risk of not being covered by basic rights anymore, starting from the right to know the terms under which they work. Increased transparency and predictability will benefit both workers and businesses.’

Full International Workplace report