Based on the court’s decision, the Dutch Vanden Bosch has to pay hundreds of thousands of EUR to 10 of their Hungarian lorry drivers because they did not follow the country’s laws.
According to liner.hu, the ten Hungarian truck drivers were the employees of the Dutch company’s Hungarian subsidiary. Therefore, the firm paid less for them than their Dutch citizen employees. However, the country’s court decided that even though the drivers are employed officially in Hungary, the primary venue of their work is in the Netherlands. Therefore, they have to receive the salary their Dutch colleagues get.
The spokesperson of the trade union, which represented the Hungarian drivers, said that the ruling is not only beneficial for them, but also for
thousands of other Eastern-European truck drivers, who are employed and paid the same tricky way.
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