TransFair Transnational Union Workshop — Online!

On Octo­ber 1, TransFair’s first trans­na­tio­nal work­shop took place. It gathe­red all con­sor­tium mem­bers, uni­ons and rese­arch insti­tu­ti­ons from Aus­tria, Slo­ve­nia, Ger­many, Poland, Bel­gium and Cze­chia. In the trans­na­tio­nal online work­shop, Trans­Fair part­ners exch­an­ged about new rese­arch fin­dings on the Euro­pean road trans­port sec­tor, its quan­ti­ta­tive dimen­sion, the role of third coun­try natio­nals in Polish […]

Slovenian media coverage of the TransFair action

The Trans­Fair action that was jointly orga­nised by the Aus­trian union vida and the Slo­ve­nian union nsds recei­ved par­ti­cu­lar public atten­tion. Find in the links below, a broad­cas­ting con­tri­bu­tion and a news­pa­per arti­cle brin­ging inter­views with the two trans­port uni­ons and main messages of the action to a wider audi­ence. tv news­pa­per arti­cle

TransFair Union action in Slovenia

On Sep­tem­ber 1st, 2020, Trans­Fair part­ners arran­ged an infor­ma­tion action for truck dri­vers on inter­na­tio­nal trans­port jour­neys. The Slo­ve­nian union nsds and the Aus­trian union vida met for a joint action on the high­way next to Pre­polje near the Aus­­­trian-Slo­­ve­­nian bor­der to pro­vide truck dri­vers with infor­ma­tion about mini­mum wage enti­t­le­ments when they work abroad. […]

Legislative acts of Mobility Package officially in force

On July 31st, the legis­la­tive acts nego­tia­ted wit­hin the so cal­led Mobi­lity Package have been publis­hed in the Offi­cial Jour­nal of the Euro­pean Union. They con­cern: rest and dri­ving peri­ods for dri­vers, new pro­vi­si­ons for intro­du­cing the smart tacho­graph, new pro­vi­si­ons con­cer­ning access to the inter­na­tio­nal road hau­lage mar­ket and con­cer­ning con­di­ti­ons to be com­plied […]

Mobility Package approved by the European Parliament

After a very long period of nego­tia­ti­ons, the mobi­lity package for road trans­port has been appro­ved by the Euro­pean par­lia­ment on July 8, 2020. It will bring new regu­la­ti­ons for pos­ting of workers in road trans­port, new regu­la­ti­ons for dri­vers’ rest time and new mea­su­res to detect let­­ter-box com­pa­nies in road trans­port. Here, you find […]

Faire Mobilität on the road

Regu­larly, Faire Mobi­li­tät, our Ger­man pro­ject part­ner, enga­ges in informing and get­ting into con­ver­sa­tion with inter­na­tio­nal dri­vers. On June 20, they dis­tri­bu­ted new infor­ma­tion mate­rial: Click here to open Face­book Post (Ger­man)

Video Clip by FNV “How Van den Bosch Transporten works”

The Dutch union FNV is one of the par­ties in the “van den Bosch Trans­por­ten” case cur­r­ently at stake at the Euro­pean Court of Jus­tice (see: Post “Pos­ting of dri­vers before the ECJ”). The case deals with the ques­tion if pos­ting of workers rules should also be app­li­ca­ble to truck dri­vers that carry out inter­na­tio­nal […]

TransFair continues during Covid-19 crisis

Des­pite the Covid-19 cri­sis, Trans­Fair acti­vi­ties con­ti­nue. The first joint visit bet­ween part­ners from Poland and Ger­many, Solidarnos´c and Faire Mobi­li­tät, has taken place in the begin­ning of May. In an online con­fe­rence, a com­mon leaf­let for dri­vers was dis­cus­sed. The Aus­­­trian-Slo­­ve­­nian tan­dem met vir­tually as well. Nsds, vida and FORBA, exch­an­ged union expe­ri­en­ces during […]

Extension of driving times during the Corona crisis

Truck dri­vers are among the “sys­­tem-rele­­vant” pro­fes­si­ons, not only in Corona times. In order to ensure the free move­ment and sup­ply of goods even now, dri­vers have to work under dif­fi­cult con­di­ti­ons that are hazar­dous to health. Ins­tead of impro­ved and safer working con­di­ti­ons and the reco­gni­tion of the “sys­tem rele­vance” of their acti­vity, dri­vers […]

Posting of drivers before the ECJ

Will the van den Bosch case before the ECJ cla­rify whe­ther and which cross-bor­­der road trans­port ser­vices are sub­ject to the pos­ting of workers direc­tive? On April 30, the advo­cate gene­ral publis­hed its opi­nion con­cer­ning the van den Bosch Trans­por­ten vs.Federatie Neder­landse Vak­be­we­ging case. Princi­pally, he con­firms that the direc­tive 96/71/EC (“pos­ting of workers direc­tive”) […]