The EU Parliament has a deal on the Mobility Package, a massive reform of EU rules governing road transport. The ETF welcomes the compromise as a step ahead towards clearer and better rules.
Vulnerable communities face the loss of vital services. Drivers have to reckon with a further “Flixbusification” of their work: low pay, dreadful conditions and unstable employment.
Trade union representatives from Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, and Belgium met for a workshop on 23-24 January 2019 in Vienna. During the event, Evelyn Regner’s sponsorship of the ETF Fair Transport Europe campaign was announced.
MEPs reject all proposals on rest time and pay for professional drivers. ETF hopes for a good solution, but welcomes proof that there is no majority for reforms which legalise exploitation, social dumping and dangerous conditions for all road users.
Road blocks, port visits and leafleting actions make clear that MEPs must choose safety and justice in new rules on drivers’ schedules and wages
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.
Today, 3 December 2018, the ETF and its affiliates from all over Europe held a demonstration in front of the European Council, where transport ministers were meeting to discuss the Mobility Package.
As EU member states rush to finish Mobility Package, European transport unions blast disastrous compromise.