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.


Leaflet for drivers on international journeys 

Faire Mobi­li­tät and Soli­dar­ność have publis­hed a leaf­let for lorry dri­vers on inter­na­tio­nal jour­neys. The leaf­let pro­vi­des infor­ma­tion about mini­mum wage, prac­ti­cal tips for docu­men­ting working time and con­tact points for dri­vers’ sup­port in Ger­many and Poland. The leaf­let is

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First TransFair Report online 

Lynn de Smedt and Fre­de­ric De Wis­pe­leare con­clu­ded the first Trans­Fair pro­ject out­put. They exami­ned the quan­ti­ta­tive dimen­sion and eco­no­mic rela­ti­ons in the Euro­pean freight trans­port mar­ket: “Road freight trans­port in the EU. In ser­ach of a balance bet­ween the

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News from the EU II: van den Bosch judgement by the CJEU 

The Euro­pean Court of Jus­tice finally reached a ver­dict in the case Van den Bosch vs FNV (C‑815/18). The court deci­ded that trans­port workers fall under the Pos­ting of Workers Direc­tive, howe­ver a suf­fi­ci­ent con­nec­tion to the ter­ri­tory of the

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