Belgium - Social dumping in transport sector - March 31, 2017

Transport companies keep finding ways to escape social legislation. Instead of starting a fake company abroad, they start a real one - it's easier than one would think. When a transport company first sets up a business in, for example, Slovakia, and next hires a Romanian driver to do the driving (mainly on Belgian roads, or in some cases even permanently in Belgium, a witness said), this is a lot cheaper than doing this the 'normal' way via Belgium. This is because social contributions and wages are a lot lower in eastern Europe.

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