Romanian driver sues Denmark for 1.8 million kroner of salary compensation

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A Romanian driver employed by Bring is demanding NOK 1.8 million in a lawsuit in Denmark. The driver worked mainly in the Nordic countries but received a Slovak fixed salary.

The driver was employed by Bring Trucking, part of the Bring Group, owned by the Norwegian Post. 

The company’s 400 drivers drive mostly in the Nordic countries and Western Europe, but the head office is located in Slovakia, where the wage level is much lower than in the Nordic countries, according to Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK).

Emilian Jetzi and his lawyer believe that he was – in practice – stationed in Denmark and should therefore be paid according to Danish salary levels, and not with the NOK 5,000 he received in Slovak basic salary.

Before each work period, Jetzi was taken by minibus from Romania to Bring Trucking’s offices in Slovakia. 

Asking for NOK 1,8 million

He would be there for a few hours before being transferred to Kastrup near Copenhagen, where a truck was waiting for him.

His demands for salary, pension, and holiday pay amounts to a total of around NOK 1.8 million.

“Jetzi was not stationed in Denmark. He drove as much in Sweden, Norway, and Germany as in Denmark. He was not part of the Danish labor market,” Bring Trucking’s lawyer Thomas Ryhl said.

He believes that Jetzi has received more than the Slovak minimum wage as well as food money while he was in the Nordic countries.

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