Germany - Minister tackles working conditions in parcel delivery sector - March 31, 2019

In response to complaints by union Ver.di that some parcel delivery companies pay Eastern European workers as little as €4.50 an hour (minimum wage is €9,19) the Labour Minister declared these working conditions ‘shameful’. He therefore announced a new law to force these companies to cover failures by subcontractors to comply to minimum wage and social insurance regulations. This way wage dumping practices by three out of five parcel delivery firms will be made unlawful.

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For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers or Sanne van der Gaag, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Willy De Backer wdebacker@etui.org © ETUI


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