Back in 2018, and EU funded report on the bus and coach sector and working conditions sparked debates within the ETF passenger transport working group on collective labour agreements (CLA) as a main tool to improve drivers’ pay and conditions.
The 2018 study identified two main problems in bus and coach: pay and working time. The main trade union instrument to address these aspects is the CLA. Reports from the ETF and its affiliates revealed a diversity of cultures and approaches and different levels of tackling new trends in the markets and new business models.
What is lacking is a systematic collection of data on national legal provisions regarding salaries and wages, employment contracts, working conditions and required qualifications in Member States.
Such data would allow ETF member organisations to compare and evaluate the collected information, to take stock of best practices and further implement them in their own country, mindful of the specificities of their national industrial relations.
In this context, in January 2021, the ETF started an eighteen-month EU-funded project that will run for 18 months, until the end of June 2022, supported by EVA Akademie.
The aim of the ETF’s project is therefore twofold:
To fulfil these aims, the project will develop:
In the framework of this project, the ETF will organise:
For more information, please consult our project leaflet, also available to download at your right.
With financial support from the European Union