Unpaid Slovak lorry drivers file complaint in Belgium

The Slovak lorry drivers seeking what they claim are unpaid wages from their Belgian employer did not leave Belgium on Tuesday, November 16, as planned because they were asked by federal police there to provide further information, the TASR newswire reported. The drivers on Monday filed a criminal complaint against company director David Fauquet in the town of Ath, but remained in Belgium after being asked by federal police to repeat their testimonies in Tournai on Wednesday, TASR was told by Miroslav Pešta, one of the drivers.

The Slovak lorry drivers seeking what they claim are unpaid wages from their Belgian employer did not leave Belgium on Tuesday, November 16, as planned because they were asked by federal police there to provide further information, the TASR newswire reported.

The drivers on Monday filed a criminal complaint against company director David Fauquet in the town of Ath, but remained in Belgium after being asked by federal police to repeat their testimonies in Tournai on Wednesday, TASR was told by Miroslav Pešta, one of the drivers.

The lorry drivers have complained about unpaid wage arrears, inadequate working conditions and intimidation. The drivers held a peaceful protest in front of Fauquet's house on Sunday. The company denies the drivers' claims.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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