New regulation for displaced workers in the road-freight transport sector
The European Parliament and Council have arrived at an agreement to establish a new regulation setting out conditions for displaced workers in the international road- freight transport sector.
The latest amendment of the European Directive concerning displaced workers, completed in 2016, aimed to ensure fair competition and respectful conditions to workers who are hired in a member state of the European Union and then displaced to carry out their occupational activity in another member state.
This new regulation intends to establish an equal salary both for displaced and national workers with the aim to promote greater judicial security for both employers and employees in this sector.
For the above to be firmly implemented, this principle must first be ratified by the 28 member states of the European Union and by the Parliament itself. Until this happens, the European Directive for Displaced Workers (with the requirement to meet a minimum wage in several countries such as France and Italy) will continue to be applied to road transport.
For Spain this implies that once the draft legislation is approved in Parliament, there will be a more effective control of international transport companies who commonly operate within the country.
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