Nordic Logistics Association understands the decision in Germany on minimum wage

At its board meeting on January 26, 2015 in Bruxelles the board of Nordic Logistics Association (NLA) discussed social dumping in the road transport sector and the developments concerning the German minimum wage, which applies also for road transport. The board of NLA expresses its understanding for why Germany has felt the need to introduce a minimum wage, also for road transport.

The NLA board – as representative of more than 20.000 road hauliers in the Nordic countries – welcomes that member states take action to solve these problems. EU solutions could be preferred, but presently the Member States have to use the options available. The board recognises that systems such as minimum wage need to be done in a way that is not bureaucratic, inefficient or disproportional. The system also need to effectively rule out non-compliance. The German system can have faults on this front, but that is no reason to reject the overall objective of the exercise.


French law on social dumping - Weekly rest in the cabin

On November 19, 2014 the road transport social partners IRU and ETF met at the annual Sectoral Social Dialogue plenary meeting. One point on the agenda was a discussion with Mr. Gilles Savary, member of the French Parliament and co-author of the new laws in France against social dumping.


Sweden - Charging per Driven Kilometer

Date: 06 November, 2014

Charging for the driven kilometers is now being discussed in Sweden as a policy of the new government. So far in Sweden there has only been the Eurovignette system. But now the government wants to introduce charging for driven kilometer, for all commercial vehicles not only Swedish.