MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
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8.6.2016
PE585.369v01-00
 
B8-0928/2016

pursuant to Rule 133 of the Rules of Procedure


on the application of the minimum wage in France and Germany in the context of cabotage operations carried out by foreign drivers


Sophie Montel, Florian Philippot

Motion for a European Parliament resolution on the application of the minimum wage in France and Germany in the context of cabotage operations carried out by foreign drivers  
B8-0928/2016

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to Article 91 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

–  having regard to Rule 133 of its Rules of Procedure,

A.  whereas France and Germany have introduced a rule stipulating that any driver carrying out cabotage operations on their territory must be paid the minimum wage;

B.  whereas on 16 June 2016 the Commission ordered France and Germany to cease applying the minimum wage rule in the context of certain international transport operations;

C.  whereas this measure will anyway do little to combat unfair competition, since French and German drivers earn more than the minimum wage;

D.  whereas the social security contributions due in respect of the work performed by the foreign driver will still be paid in his or her country of origin;

1.  Calls on the Commission and the Council to submit a proposal to amend Article 91 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union with the aim of enabling any Member State to regulate, or even ban, any cabotage operation carried out by a foreign haulier who engages in unfair competition.

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