Study on wage setting systems and minimum rates of pay for posted workers now published
January 20, 2016
The central point of the study is the concept of posted workers' ‘minimum rates of pay' and their interrelation with the diversity of wage-setting mechanisms used in a selected number of Member States. The study presents an overview of wage-setting mechanisms in relation to the Posting Directive, analyses the impact of these mechanisms on various aspects of minimum wages, and reports on the interpretation of the concept of ‘minimum rates of pay' within the meaning of the Posting Directive.The study's scope is restricted to four different economic sectors, characterised by a high number of postings and displaying particular features in terms of posting. These focus sectors are: construction; road transport; health and long-term care services; and temporary work agencies. The scope of the study is furthermore confined to nine Member States, selected according to the prevalence of posting and wage-setting tradition, i.e. Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania and Sweden. The study relies on both quantitative and qualitative assessments and has a twofold legal and socio-economic dimension. Eftheia was subcontracted by FGB to ensure the scientific coordination of the study and to provide the country reports for Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania and Sweden. The full report: 'Study on wage setting systems and minimum rates of pay applicable to posted workers in accordance with Directive 96/71/EC' has now been published on the EU DG EMPL website.