Netherlands -Equal pay for foreign transport workers -January 08, 2015

A court in Den Bosch has decided that ten Hungarian lorry drivers who took legal action against a Dutch transport company for not paying them the same as Dutch workers should be paid according to the official Dutch pay and conditions agreement rather than the much lower Hungarian pay scale.

A court in Den Bosch has decided that ten Hungarian lorry drivers who took legal action against a Dutch transport company for not paying them the same as Dutch workers should be paid according to the official Dutch pay and conditions agreement rather than the much lower Hungarian pay scale. The transport union FNV, campaigning already for years, has welcomed the ruling and says the drivers are entitled to an estimated €1m in back pay between them. The union says their Hungarian subsidiary employer is a letter-box firm and everything, including the job interviews, took place in the Netherlands.

English: http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2015/01/hungarian-lorry-drivers-win-claim ...  

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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