EU trade unions condemn court for minimum wage ruling
EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - European trade unions have strongly criticised the latest EU court judgement on the right of member states to set minimum wages for foreign workers saying it is an "invitation to social dumping."
The judgement, delivered on Thursday (3 April) by the bloc's highest court, concerned a Polish subcontractor of German company Objekt und Bauregie which paid employees only 46.5% of the minimum wage prescribed by Lower Saxony for work on a public site. The court found in favour of the company on grounds of the freedom to provide services, one of the core principles of the EU's internal market.
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