Summary & project aims
The Road to Transparent and Fair Remuneration and Working Conditions in the Transport Sector
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:
- Quantitative and qualitative research about employment practices and company structures in European road transport
- Joint transnational union actions intensifying cooperation as well as developing user-friendly information and support to drivers on international journeys
- 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.
Policy Recommendations for the European Road Transport Sector
The TransFair Policy Brief highlights key findings and project outcomes, provides good practice input for inspection authorities and makes proposals for an effective and practicable regulative framework to tackle labour law infringements in cross-border road transport. The Policy Brief is
Veranstaltung: Faire Arbeitsbedingungen im Transportgewerbe? Bestandsaufnahme und Einschätzungen zum EU-Mobilitätspaket
Freitag, 10. Juni 2022, 9:00 — 13:30 Uhr Faire Lohn- und Arbeitsbedingungen auf Europäischen Autobahnen – eine lange Reise! Unsichere und niedrige Entlohnung, lange stressige Arbeitstage sowie wochen- bis monatelange Abwesenheiten von zu Hause prägen das Berufsbild der Beschäftigten im Straßenverkehrssektor. Der
Use your tachograph to document your working time!
The Belgian trade union and TransFair project partner BTB-ABVV published a booklet in 10 languages assisting drivers to use the vehicle’s tachograph to document their working, availability and driving time.