Belgium - Social fraud in transport - May 31, 2017

A large-scale investigation into social fraud led to a raid of 20 offices of the transport company Jost Group. Investigators suspect Jost to have evaded social security contributions worth millions of euros between 2014 and 2016. There are also allegations about human trafficking. Jost is suspected of establishing fake companies in Romania and Slovakia in order to employ over 1,100 drivers from these countries while systematically skipping social security contributions in Belgium. The same system is said to have been set up in Luxembourg, this time with Belgian drivers. The estimated costs are around 55 million euro. The transport unions have initiated in recent years several actions against this type of social dumping.

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