Social dumping: transporter Roland Jost accepts a 3-year jail sentence

Social dumping: transporter Roland Jost accepts a 3-year jail sentence

The federal prosecutor’s workplace and Roland Jost, supervisor of the street haulier Jost Group, signed, on Monday earlier than the felony court docket of Liège, a felony transaction settlement which concludes with a three-year suspended jail sentence towards the entrepreneur , with out tremendous or confiscation, studies L’Echo on Tuesday.

This conviction, if endorsed, would observe the felony transaction additionally signed with the federal prosecutor’s workplace final January, which concluded with the cost of 30 million euros to justice by the service. Justice reproached him for his function within the unlawful occupation of a thousand truck drivers from Jap nations and employed by his firm. The corporate claims 2,800 staff in ten nations, 1,500 vans and greater than 350 million euros in turnover.

The court docket has but to approve this transaction: it can rule on October 17. If the transaction is validated, the conviction will likely be remaining and the “Jost case” will likely be closed.

In entrance of the decide, Roland Jost introduced that he was going to rapidly step apart. “I’m getting ready for my early retirement”, he specified. “I need to be the chairman of the board of administrators, as a result of I’m the proprietor of the corporate, however I’ll now not be operational. I’ve taken a step again”he defined to the decide.

The Jost affair has turn out to be the image, in Belgium, of the combat towards social dumping. In parallel with this emblematic file, dozens of different transport firms, massive and small, have been the topic of searches.

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