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ECJ: Court rules that public contractors cannot be obliged to pay collectively agreed wage rates

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    Dirk Rüffert v Land Niedersachsen Case C-346/06 ECJ (0 other reports)

In a controversial ruling issued in April 2008, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) found that public authorities cannot demand that companies that are awarded works contracts must pay wages to all workers (including workers posted from other countries) that are in line with rates set out in collective agreements applicable to the place of work.

The case in question is Dirk Rüffert v Land Niedersachsen, C-346/06.