an article, from one of my favorite sources of the Slavic worldPoland angered by German new law on minimal wage for transit truck driversJanuary 23, 2015 / Warsaw Voice
Under new German legislation foreign truck drivers must be paid the German minimum wage for any hours they spend driving across Germany.
A national German minimum of EUR 8.50 an hour came into force this month. That is higher than many earn in a Polish trucking industry which has taken advantage of low costs to take a big share of the trans-European road freight business.
Polish firms may become uncompetitive against Western European firms as they face additional internally-imposed costs related to, for instance, lump sum payments for hotels for drivers, head of logistics lobby TiLP Maciej Wronski said.