Cécile Tournaye, who has been the ETF IWT Sections’ expert for many years on the coordination of social security in the European Inland Waterways Transport sector, recently published an article in the European Labour Law Journal.
As the IWT sector in Europe has no flag state legislation, it is very difficult to determine the applicable national labour law for those working in this highly transnational transport sector. Some loopholes in existing EU legislation add to the complexity and create, at times, unacceptable and dire consequences.
Using her past experience as a solid basis, she takes us along a new path – a kind of a 2-tier approach – to identify the national applicable labour law.
You can find the full text of the article here.