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New minimum wage in France

French government has announced that French minimum hourly gross wage, starting from 01/01/2020 will be 10.15 €. Salary rates for foreign transport companies posting their drivers in France is then modified like follows:

Hourly wage for workers in the road transport of GOODS:

Please note:

according to the French national agreement, drivers of trucks and articulated vehicles for more than 3.5 t GVW, performing international transport operations, are considered to be equivalent to group 7, coefficient 150M. Minimum wage applicable to these drivers should then be 10.21 €/gross/hour.

Refer to the table here below for other categories of drivers:

 
Hourly rate should be increased by +2%, +4%, +6% and +8% after respectively 2, 5, 10 and 15 years of service in the company.

* Extra hours increase when working hours exceed the statutory maximum number of working hours per week (35h for long distance drivers; 39h for short distance drivers).

Example: long distance driver’s wage when working 45h hours weekly:
10.15 € * 35h
12.59 € * 8h (from 36th to 43rd extra hours)
15.22 € * 2h (for 44th and 45th hours worked)

Sunday work
more than (3) hours: 23.77 € prime/day
less than (3) hours: 10.22 € prime/day

Night Work:

It is considered to be night work every hour worked between 10 pm and 5 am (according to the article L1321-7 of law of transport).

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