Summary & project aims
- 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.
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