I work for company A. My company outsources 10-15 people (including myself) to company B. I go to a business trip to a foreign country as the only person from company A (there are a few people from company B with me). Company B is covering my business trip expenses (flights, transport, allowance, hotel). I'm the only person from company A to go for a business trip abroad while working for company B.
Upon arrival, I learn that company B has a policy that doubles their employees salary for the time of a business trip in a foreign country. I'm not included because I'm not an employee of that company.
The fact that I have no said benefits saddened me, as I do exactly the same job as my colleagues and I'm not getting any the extras. The country I'm staying in for my bunsiness trip is much more expensive than my home country. People from company B can afford going the gym, restaurants etc because of the benefits, and I cannot.
I've previously agreed formally to be on the business trip to the end of the year and verbally/semi-formally (nothing in terms of flights/hotels has been arranged yet, and I can work remotely) to continue it in the new year.
Is it reasonable to ask in my company (A), after this first part of my business trip has ended, whether or not company B can extend their business trip benefits policy to contractors? How about stating that I don't want to go back abroad if I don't get the same benefits as employees of company B get (I don't mind if they say no).