Better social rights and conditions for non-EU seasonal workers
Non-EU seasonal workers will get better working and living conditions, including a minimum wage and proper accommodation, under a draft law agreed by Parliament and Council and backed by national governments on Tuesday.
These rules aim both to end exploitation and to prevent temporary stays from becoming permanent.
The agreed text will be put to a vote by the Civil Liberties Committee on 14 November, and by the Plenary currently scheduled for January 2014. If the new rules are approved, member states would have two and a half years to put them into effect.