Dutch Supreme Court: Posting of Working Directive may apply to international truck drivers

November 23, 2018

De Brauw represented Dutch trade union FNV in a dispute about whether the core provisions of Dutch labour law, including those on minimum pay, could apply to international truck drivers. The Dutch Supreme Court confirmed that Hungarian truck drivers may fall under the EU’s Posting of Workers Directive if they are brought to the Netherlands to carry out international transport services from Dutch territory.  The Supreme Court has asked the Court of Justice of the European Union to provide further guidance on the precise scope of the directive.

This ruling by the Netherlands’ highest court represents a major victory for FNV in its fight to secure equal pay for equal work in the transport sector.


Stefan Sagel litigated the case on behalf of FNV before the Supreme Court.

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