Decent work for professional drivers. Safety for all road users.
The Mobility Package is a massive revision of the EU legislation applicable to road transport. Three packages have been launched so far by the European Commission, but the most important reforms for road transport workers and the ETF are:
Regrettably, the new proposals would give employers more flexibility in arranging drivers’ schedules. If this means longer hours and less rest, then it is a grave risk for road safety and drivers’ health and well being. The proposal also undermines the principle of equal pay for equal work in the same place, because it temporarily exempts drivers from the application of posting rules that insist international workers should be paid at local rates wherever they work.
Since the launch of the Package, on 31 May 2018, the ETF Road Transport Section has been engaged in a multi-faceted political campaign. Our mission is to fight for a fair EU Mobility Package for professional drivers and road users alike.
* Cabotage refers to services that both begin and end inside the same member state which is not a company’s home state. For example, a Polish-registered company picking up and delivering a parcel inside France is undertaking cabotage. EU rules set limits on cabotage.
Signed in Vienna on 31 October, this declaratin fromthe ETF and affiliates around Europe sets out our vision for an EU Mobility Package that is fair a safe for drivers and all road users.
Late last night ministers at the EU Council reached a deal on on road sector reforms. Our campaigning and demonstrations bore some fruit. But drivers are still excluded from fair pay and they will spend months away from home. MEPs must act to improve the Package.
As EU member states rush to finish Mobility Package, European transport unions blast disastrous compromise.
On Monday 3 December, European transport ministers meet to finalise reforms to the road sector. The proposals are disastrous for equality and the safety of all road users, so we’ll be demonstrating in front of the European Council.
As EU ministers prepare to finalise the Mobility Package, will they realise how damaging the current proposals are for drivers’ wellbeing, road safety and social justice in Europe?