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Lithuanian truck drivers exploited in Norway, Lithuanian broadcaster reports

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Around 200 Lithuanian cargo truck drivers have allegedly been victims of gross labour law abuse as they were employed in Norway by a company, founded by Lithuanians, as reported by LRT’s investigative journalists.

Lithuanian public broadcaster ERR report on Tuesday, November 26, that Vlantana Norge AS, established in 2012, is the 12-14th largest Norwegian freight haulage firm and one of the largest foreign-capital firms in the sector.

One of the two drivers who sued the company and were recently paid a 209,000-euro settlement, chose to speak to LRT Investigation Team, revealing the scale and scope of the alleged abuse at the company where the 200 drivers are all from Lithuania.

Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority has previously said it is very likely that the drivers’ work at Vlantana Norge was systematically underpaid, and that the documents with officially declared hours were forged.

In November, the criminal division of Norway’s transport inspectorate that investigated Vlantana Norge said the company may have committed crimes.

The investigators plan to press formal charges.

Egidijus Navalinskas began working at Vlantana Norge in summer 2016. When signing the contract, he already began to have doubts. Anyone who wanted to work for the company had to sign a voluntary resignation letter in Norwegian without a fixed date.

He had to sign two further documents in Lithuanian and English, stating that the employee had no complaints against the company. The two forms were also undated.

The article originally appeared on LRT English: https://www.lrt.lt/en/news-in-english/19/1119257/pre-signed-resignation-letters-and-forged-hour-reports-lithuanian-drivers-exploited-in-norway-lrt-investigation


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  1. Ltu says:

    Lithuanian drivers from small companies works for 50-60€ a day.. not a surprise..

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