Things can always be cheaper

The effects of social dumping in Europe.

Throughout Europe, tens of thousands of workers in the construction, transport, cleaning and food industrie are being exploited on hunger wages and in inhumane working conditions. The abuse is organized by rogue networks of letterbox companies that recruit workers to work on Eastern European wages in Western Europe.

Together with Frank Moreels, Kathleen Van Brempt investigated what it is like to live as a truck driver. They heard harrowing stories from men and women who have been away from home for months and have to watch their children grow up through skype. From people who, after the suicide of a colleague in his cabin, must immediately take over the wheel of the truck. It must be fast, flexible, cheap and inhumane.


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Everything you need to know about our combat against social dumping.