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Posting of workers should not apply to international haulage, says Clecat

[ October 13, 2017   //   ]

Forwarders’ organisation Clecat says that the EU Posting of Workers Directive should not apply to international road transport operations as it would punish those that abide by the rules, and add a disproportionate administrative burden to the sector.

It says that the Commission’s proposal to apply the directive, subject to a threshold of three days per calendar month spent in the territory of a host member state, goes against the principles of free movement and does not take into account the sector’s highly mobile workforce and its international character. It will be neither enforceable nor controllable in light of the national differences in minimum wages, minimum paid holidays or composition of wages.

Its call came as the European Parliament prepared to debate legislative proposals in the Mobility Package during October.

Clecat did however welcome the Commission proposals on cabotage as they clarify and simplify the rules which should support better enforcement and control.