Foreign seasonal workers in the EU will have the same employment and social rights as their EU counterparts, under new rules adopted by the European Parliament on Wednesday (5 February).
Seasonal fruit pickers are among those set to benefit from EU rules voted Wednesday (Photo: Manchester-Monkey)
MEPs in Strasbourg signed off on the bloc’s first set of pan-EU rules on temporary seasonal workers which will give them the same work-place rights as EU nationals on minimum pay, working hours, holidays, and health and safety requirements.
The European Commission estimates that over 100,000 third-country seasonal workers come to the EU every year.
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at EUobserver / Non-EU seasonal workers to get equal rights.
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