Minimal wage for drivers in Norway

From July 1, 2015 Norway introduces minimal hourly wage for professional drivers of vehicles with permissible laden weight of more than 3,5 tones, buses included. The wage will amount to 158,32 Norwegian crowns (app. 18 EUR). Additionally the drivers will be entitled to a daily allowance in the amount of 307 Norwegian crowns (app. 75 EUR), what will radically increase cost of transport services.

 The new regulations were implemented under influence of Norwegian trade unions who in such way try to battle social dumping, i.e. lower salaries for foreign drivers, e.g. from Poland.

 What is very important the regulations will only apply if a receiver of transport services is based in Norway.

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