Summary & project aims

other lan­guages: DE, CZ, SI
Fair remu­ne­ra­tion and decent working con­di­ti­ons in road trans­port and its enfor­ce­ment are one of the top prio­ri­ties in Euro­pean deba­tes about equal rights for workers on the move in Europe. Dif­fi­cult working con­di­ti­ons, com­plex sec­to­ral regu­la­ti­ons and — up until now – the unsol­ved ques­tion of app­ly­ing pos­ting regu­la­ti­ons to cross-bor­der road trans­port wit­hin Europe chal­lenge inspec­to­ra­tes to con­trol com­pli­ance, and social part­ners to safe­guard fair com­pe­ti­tion and working con­di­ti­ons in road hau­lage. Trans­Fair takes on a sec­to­ral approach, focu­sing on rese­arch, coope­ra­tion of sta­ke­hol­ders, nota­bly trans­port uni­ons and labour inspec­to­ra­tes, and on an impro­ved infor­ma­tion to dri­vers in the Euro­pean road trans­port sec­tor. Moreo­ver, it will con­tri­bute to the ongo­ing legis­la­tive pro­cess of imple­men­ting the mobi­lity package as well as to deba­tes about set­ting up a Euro­pean Labour Aut­ho­rity and its scope of tasks in the trans­port sec­tor. Trans­Fair fore­sees three actions:
  1. Quan­ti­ta­tive and qua­li­ta­tive rese­arch about employ­ment prac­ti­ces and com­pany struc­tures in Euro­pean road trans­port
  2. Joint trans­na­tio­nal union actions inten­si­fy­ing coope­ra­tion as well as deve­lo­ping user-friendly infor­ma­tion and sup­port to dri­vers on inter­na­tio­nal jour­neys
  3. Exchange of infor­ma­tion and good prac­ti­ces of coope­ra­tion among labour inspec­to­ra­tes and other com­pe­tent aut­ho­ri­ties in the road trans­port sec­tor inclu­ding a sys­te­ma­tic and up-to-date dis­cus­sion about rele­vant social and sec­tor-spe­ci­fic regu­la­tion

The con­sor­tium inclu­des two rese­arch insti­tu­tes, one non-pro­fit orga­ni­sa­tion and four uni­ons from Aus­tria, Bel­gium, Poland, Slo­ve­nia and the Czech Repu­blic. One EU level social part­ner, worker advo­cacy insti­tu­ti­ons, inclu­ding one from Ger­many, uni­ons, inclu­ding one from Ser­bia and natio­nal labour inspec­to­ra­tes are invol­ved as asso­ciate orga­ni­sa­ti­ons.

News

TransFair Transnational Union Workshop — Online!

On Octo­ber 1, TransFair’s first trans­na­tio­nal work­shop took place. It gathe­red all con­sor­tium mem­bers, uni­ons and rese­arch insti­tu­ti­ons from Aus­tria, Slo­ve­nia, Ger­many, Poland, Bel­gium and Cze­chia. In the trans­na­tio­nal online work­shop, Trans­Fair part­ners exch­an­ged about new rese­arch fin­dings on the

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Slovenian media coverage of the TransFair action

The Trans­Fair action that was jointly orga­nised by the Aus­trian union vida and the Slo­ve­nian union nsds recei­ved par­ti­cu­lar public atten­tion. Find in the links below, a broad­cas­ting con­tri­bu­tion and a news­pa­per arti­cle brin­ging inter­views with the two trans­port uni­ons

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TransFair Union action in Slovenia

On Sep­tem­ber 1st, 2020, Trans­Fair part­ners arran­ged an infor­ma­tion action for truck dri­vers on inter­na­tio­nal trans­port jour­neys. The Slo­ve­nian union nsds and the Aus­trian union vida met for a joint action on the high­way next to Pre­polje near the Aus­­­­­trian-Slo­­­ve­­­nian

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