Our Fair Transport action week is for workers and policymakers all over Europe. But of course the European Parliament is a very special audience for us. That is why hundreds of transport workers from different countries were in Strasbourg today for a demonstration with trade unions and MEPs. The event, in front of the European Parliamant itself, was hosted by our colleagues from FEETS-FO, FGTE-CFDT, CGT, FSC-CCOO and offer big occasion to show the strength of our movement and its broad political support.
We were delighted that many MEPs took time to come join us and express their support for our campaign and our vision for better work in European transport. It is so important that current MEPs, and candidates for the upcoming European elections, acknowledge the scale of social dumping and exploitation in the EU. Now we call on them to start implementing the proposals in our Fair Transport manifesto!
On Wednesday 27 March, MEPs will debate and vote on the Mobility Package, a major reform of transport rules governing road transport and freight in Europe proposed by the European Commission. Our campaign for a decent Mobility Package has been a central part of Fair Transport Europe over the past year, so it is symbolic that our demonstration with MEPs falls the day before this crucial vote.