New Labor Inspection Plan for relocated Spanish road transport companies
Spanish Labor will start an inspection campaign to fight fraud, job insecurity and job losses caused by relocated road transport companies, aiming to avoid labor commitments in the current Spanish market.
The new Master Plan for Labor Inspection (Plan Director de la Inspección de Trabajo) for the 2018-2020 period, was approved by the Spanish Council of Ministers on July 27 and aims to improve employment conditions in Spain.
Among the measures, the Master Plan prioritizes action against relocated Spanish companies - companies without real economic activity in the country where they have their headquarters, often in other Member States of the European Union. The main purpose being to hire workers in the country of origin and move them to other EU countries with the sole objective of lowering labor costs, taxes and social security payments, creating an imbalance of power between employers and workers.
To achieve greater efficiency of inspection, the Ministry of Labor, Migration and Social Security will prepare an action guide and specific training for its officials, to improve its effectiveness of action through increased specialization in this area.
In the specific case of road transport, relocated companies are causing massive losses to the Spanish road transport industry. For transport associations the growth Eastern Europe companies have enjoyed in recent years is causing concern, a high percentage of which corresponds to offshoring companies belonging to large Spanish fleets, with an annual growth of more than 50%.
- Road transport companies
- Master Plan for Labor Inspection
- Labor Inspection Plan
- Fight fraud
- Fight job losses
- Improve the quality of employment conditions
- Relocated Spanish companies
- Offshore companies