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Posting drivers in France (Macron law): hourly rate updates

Posting drivers in France (Macron law): hourly rate updates

Hourly rate, Extra hours rate and night work:

 

The French minimum hourly wage is 10.03 € since 1st January 2019 (Decree 2018 – 1173 du 19 December 2018). National minimum wage applies also to the transport sector, except for the specialized workers category as it is set by the Transport of goods Collective agreement (Agreement from 06 March 2018, entered into force on 25 April 2019).

 

Hourly wage for workers in the road transport of GOODS:

Hourly wage

Hourly wage for workers in the road transport of GOODS 2019

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 rates posted drivers in France 2019

Extra hours rates posted drivers in France 2019

Example: long distance driver’s wage when working 45h hours weekly:* 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).

10,03 € * 35h

12,53 € * 8h (from 36th to 43rd extra hours)

15,04 € * 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).

Night work hourly rate posted drivers in France 2019

Night work hourly rate posted drivers in France 2019


The hourly wage for workers in the road transport of PASSENGERS:

Hourly wage for workers in the road transport of PASSENGERS in France 2019

The hourly wage for workers in the road transport of PASSENGERS in France in 2019

The minimum wage for transport of passengers is set by the collective agreement in this sector (Addendum 108 of 18 April 2017 about Minimum hourly wage in euros):

According to the National collective bargaining agreement for passengers’ transport, the hourly pay for workers 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.

Pursuant to the national collective bargaining agreement, the figures in the table above shall be increased as follows:

– 3 %: workers with a mechanic or collector qualification;

– Sunday and public holidays work:

more than (3) hours: 27,77 € prime/day

less than (3) hours: 13,89 €€ prime/day

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