21-01-15

EU to call Germany to account over minimum wage for foreign truckers

cep expert Sohn: Highway toll for foreigners has failed. Now it will be interesting to see how Germany wants to defend the minimum wage for foreigners

EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker

The EU Commission aims to call the German government to account over a new law that forces companies to pay foreign truck drivers the German minimum wage of 8.50 euros per hours when they drive through Germany, the news agency Reuters cited an EU source as saying. According to the high ranking official, the EU Commission believes Germany is breaking EU law by applying the regulation to foreign workers in transit. “The highway toll for foreigners has failed,” says cep expert Klaus Sohn. “Now it will be interesting to see how Labor Minister Andrea Nahles wants to defend the minimum wage for foreigners.”