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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).

The 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 weiging up to 3,5 T GVW 118M 10.03 €
4 Driver of a heavy goods vehicle weighing more than 3,5 T and up to and including 11 T GVW 120M 10.03 €
5 Driver of a heavy goods vehicle weighing more than 11 T and up to and including 19 T GVW 128M 10.03 €
6 Driver of a heavy goods vehicle weighing more than 19 T GVW 138M 10.03 €
7 Highly qualified driver of a heavy goods vehicle 150M 10.21 €

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

* 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:
    • 10,03 € * 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 the law of transport).
  • Less than 50h worked between 10 pm and 5 am / month  Hourly rate + 20 %
    More than 50h worked between 10 pm and 5 am / month Hourly rate + 25 %

 

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