Germany - Evasion of labour standards in meat processing and construction - April 30, 2016

The Polish Social Council presented a report at a meeting of NGO Solidar on social dumping practices. The report describes how in both investigated sectors (construction and meat processing) employers broadly use subcontracting as a strategy to reduce wage costs. Both sectors apply lower labour and social standards for migrant workers in comparison with a regular part of the workforce, thus circumventing labour provisions intended to level the rights of domestic and foreign workers from other EU countries.


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