Firstly, the benchmark of the consumer price index in France increased by 2.65% between November 2021 and March 2022, therefore, according to the French law, the minimum wage in France will increase by the same proportion, i.e. by 2.65% on 1 May 2022.
In France, the purchasing power of workers is protected by an automatic revaluation mechanism enshrined in the law, which ensures that the minimum wage grows at least as fast as inflation. So, with this increase, the gross hourly minimum wage in France will increase from 10.57 euros to 10.85 euros when the gross monthly minimum wage for a full-time working employee will increase from 1603.12 euros to 1645.58 euros.
Below, you can find the impact of the 2,65% increase in the minimum wage on 1st of May 2022 based on conventional wage scales in the transport sector.
Hourly wage for workers in the road transport of GOODS:
|Group||Definition of driver’s coefficient||Coefficient||Hourly rate|
|3 bis||Driver of a vehicle weighing up to 3,5 T GVW||118M||10.85 €|
|4||Driver of a heavy goods vehicle weighing more than 3,5 T and up to and including 11 T GVW||120M||10.85 €|
|5||Driver of a heavy goods vehicle weighing more than 11 T and up to and including 19 T GVW||128M||10.85 €|
|6||Driver of a heavy goods vehicle weighing more than 19 T GVW||138M||10.85 €|
|7||Highly qualified driver of a heavy goods vehicle||150M||10.85 €|
Under the French collective agreement, drivers of lorries and articulated vehicles with a total mass exceeding 3,5 t, engaged in international transport are considered equivalent to group 7 with a coefficient of 150M. The minimum wage for these drivers should be 10,85 € / gross / hour.
In conclusion, according to the national collective bargaining agreement for road transport, the hourly pay for workers in the road transport sector and auxiliary transport activities must be increased according to the years spent in the company: +2%, +4%, +6% and +8% after respectively 2, 5, 10 and 15 years of service in the company.
Extra hours rates:
|Extra hours paid + 25% *||Extra hours paid + 50% *|
|Long distance drivers – weekly hours||36h to 43h||More than 43h|
|Long distance drivers – monthly hours||152h to 186h||More than 186h|
|Short distance drivers – weekly hours||36h to 43h||More than 43h|
|Short distance drivers – monthly hours||152h to 186h||More than 186h|
Example: long distance driver’s wage when working 45h hours weekly:
10.85 € * 35h
13.56 € * 8h (from 36th to 43rd extra hours)
16.28 € * 2h (for 44th and 45th hours worked)
more than (3) hours: 24.20 € prime/day
less than (3) hours: 10.40 € prime/day
|Less than 50h worked between 9 pm and 6 am / month||Hourly rate + 20 %|
|More than 50h worked between 9 pm and 6 am / month||Hourly rate + 25 %|
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