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Guideline on transparent and predictable working conditions presented

Overview of the most important facts.

With this Directive on transparent and predictable working conditions, the European Parliament and the Council have taken a direct follow-up to the proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights.
The directive aims to improve working conditions by promoting more transparent and predictable employment while ensuring the adaptability of the labour market.

The Expert Group was composed of national experts representing the governments of the 27 Member States, the three EEA-EFTA countries and the EFTA Surveillance Authority to provide technical assistance to Member States and a forum to discuss and facilitate the implementation of the Directive.

The European social partners participated in the work of the group as observers. The expert group had an informal status. The role of the Commission services was limited to providing logistical support and helping to develop the ideas. Nine meetings were held between November 2019 and June 2021, during which the main issues related to the implementation of the Directive were discussed in depth.
This report - published on 06.08.2021 - is the result of these discussions. The report is intended to support the legislative work on the implementation of the Directive in the Member States and EEA/EFTA countries.

It is in no way binding and does not represent the official position of the governments involved in the expert group, the Commission or the European social partners. Despite these limitations, the report is helpful in monitoring and interpreting national legislation.
EU member states have until 1 August 2022 to transpose the new rules into national law.
Read the full report here.