Czech minister seeks to exclude transport workers from EU ‘posted workers’ rules

The Czech Republic would like to exclude transport services from the general EU rules applied to so-called posted workers.

Transport minister Dan Ťok made the announcement at a press conference on Thursday. The minister added that applying the rules, which demand that foreign workers sent to work abroad are guaranteed local minimum wages and conditions, would be disastrous for haulage companies.

A revision of the framework for posted workers is aimed for by the middle of this year by the end of the current Bulgarian presidency of the Council of Ministers.

Some west European countries, such as France and Germany, have maintained that the minimum wages and conditions rule are applied to lorry drivers transporting goods in their countries.