Coach operators sending vehicles to the continent will continue to benefit from CPT intervention at European level when the ‘Loi Macron’ for posted workers is introduced in France.
The French Government is introducing a fee of €40 next year for people who have to be registered to work in their country on a temporary basis. The Government has not, however, suggested that there will be any change to the scope of the law, so tourist coach drivers bringing tourists to or through France on behalf of a non-French company, and taking them home again, do not need to register and will not have to fork out the fee.
CPT’s Director of Policy Development, Steven Salmon, who was instrumental in clarifying that tourist coach drivers are not, normally, posted workers, said: “Recent reports suggesting that the new charge will apply to coach drivers, in normal circumstances, are misleading and alarmist. CPT will do all it can to ensure that tourist coach drivers remain outside the scope of the French legislation.
“We also await with interest the outcome of the European Commission’s actions against the disproportionate posting rules in France, Germany and Austria.”