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 from natio­nal, EU and inter­na­tio­nal level, the final con­fe­rence shall give the floor to share, […]

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 dri­vers from Poland on jour­neys in Ger­many. Now ano­t­her leaf­let is out pro­vi­ding infor­ma­tion for […]

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 in cross-bor­­der road trans­port. Moreo­ver, Rober­tas Lukas­e­vicius of the Euro­pean Labour Aut­ho­rity gave an input […]

Bilateral Inspectorate Workshops: tackling international drivers’ working correct remuneration

In spring 2021, Trans­Fair part­ners atten­ded three bila­te­ral labour inspec­to­rate work­shops (DE-PL, AT-SI, BE-CZ) to dis­cuss tasks and chal­len­ges rela­ted to the inspec­tion of dri­vers’ working con­di­ti­ons and cor­rect remu­ne­ra­tion in cross-bor­­der road trans­port. The bila­te­ral work­shops were atten­ded by 8 to 27 par­ti­ci­pants inclu­ding Natio­nal Labour Inspec­to­ra­tes, trade uni­ons, Traf­fic Police, Finan­cial Police, employer […]

New TransFair report

Ano­t­her Trans­Fair report is out now! It explo­res working con­di­ti­ons and com­pany stra­te­gies in cross-bor­­der road trans­port in Aus­tria and Slo­ve­nia. Down­load here: 

TransFair training material for transport unions

For more than one year, the Trans­Fair pro­ject team col­la­bo­ra­ted and worked out how to bet­ter approach dri­vers in inter­na­tio­nal trans­port and how to improve trans­port uni­ons cross-bor­­der coope­ra­tion. The trai­ning mate­rial, autho­red by San­dra Stern (FORBA), pro­vi­des in-depth infor­ma­tion, best prac­ti­ces and tools for uni­ons active in the trans­port sec­tor to deve­lop fur­ther their […]

More leaflets for drivers

In the Slo­­ve­­nian-Aus­­­trian tan­dem mee­ting that took place online on April 6, an infor­ma­tion leaf­let for dri­vers of Slo­ve­nian com­pa­nies on Aus­trian ter­ri­tory was pre­sen­ted. The leaf­let pro­vi­des infor­ma­tion about mini­mum wage enti­t­le­ments in Aus­tria. It is avail­able in Slo­ve­nian, BHS, Eng­lish and Ger­man.  The leaf­lets can be down­loa­ded here: DE SLO BHS ENG

Third country nationals in the Czech transport sector

In Cze­chia, the recruit­ment of third coun­try natio­nals into the Czech eco­nomy, inclu­ding the trans­port sec­tor, is of vital impor­t­ance due to a mas­sive labour shor­tage. Gover­ne­men­tal pro­gram­mes allow for the tar­get­ted recruit­ment of workers from third coun­tries. The Trans­Fair rese­arch found out that dri­vers from third coun­tries can expe­ri­ence various forms of non-com­­pli­ant employer […]

Third country nationals and temporary agencies in the Polish transport sector

TransFair’s first coun­try spe­ci­fic report deals with employ­ment regu­la­tion, recruit­ment prac­ti­ces and working con­di­ti­ons of third coun­try natio­nals in Polish road freight trans­port. Third coun­try natio­nals, mainly from Ukraine, have become key per­son­nel in the Polish road trans­port indus­try and are a con­sti­tu­tive ele­ment of Polish hau­liers’ com­pe­ti­tive advan­tage in the EU, mainly due to […]