Bulgarian workers face exploitation & labour abuses in Germany, say Trade Unions

Author: Novinite (Bulgaria), Published on: 17 January 2018

"Cruel Exploitation of Bulgarians in Germany"

The Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria said they have found many violations of both Bulgarian and German legislation when hiring Bulgarian workers in Germany. The most frequent are non-provision of the labor contract before departure, lack of additional agency agreement, lack of documents for extraordinary work, lack of insurance documents to the German specialized fund...In most cases of exploitation, it is about people seconded by a Bulgarian company. They sign contracts for a minimum German wage, and they actually receive less, and only when the employer wishes. Employees work extraordinarily without overtime work bonus - including Saturdays and Sundays, as well as in most cases work outside the official frame of 8 hours.

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