The Road to Trans­pa­rent and Fair Remu­ne­ra­tion and Working Con­di­ti­ons in the Trans­port Sec­tor (Trans­Fair

Summary & project aims

other lan­guages: DE, CZ, SI
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:

  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.


Save the Date: TransFair Final Conference on March 31 — April 1, 2022 

The con­fe­rence assem­bles all pro­ject part­ners and par­ti­ci­pants, inclu­ding repre­sen­ta­ti­ves of social part­ner insti­tu­ti­ons, labour inspec­tors and rese­ar­chers to dis­cuss pro­ject out­co­me­sand con­clu­si­ons for future poli­cies to safe­guard labour stan­dards in cross-bor­­­der Euro­pean road trans­port. In dia­lo­gue with key stakeholders

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New TransFair leaflet out 

One of the main aims of the Trans­Fair pro­ject is to pro­vide dri­vers with reli­able and simple infor­ma­tion about their rights on inter­na­tio­nal jour­neys. So far, Trans­Fair part­ners have pro­du­ced leaf­lets for dri­vers from Slo­ve­nia on jour­neys in Aus­tria, for

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Transnational Inspectorate Workshop: the role of drivers in inspection processes 

Based on the three bila­te­ral labour inspec­to­rate work­shops, ano­t­her Trans­Fair event was held online. In the trans­na­tio­nal work­shop on Sep­tem­ber 20, 2021, we sum­ma­ri­sed fin­dings so far about labour inspec­to­ra­tes’ com­pe­ten­ces, coope­ra­tion and chal­len­ges to inspect working con­di­ti­ons and remuneration

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