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 […]

The quantitative dimension of road freight transport in Europe — a summary

Lynn de Smedt and Fre­de­ric De Wis­pe­leare pro­vi­ded and exten­sive report about the quan­ti­ta­tive dimen­sion and eco­no­mic rela­ti­ons in the Euro­pean freight trans­port mar­ket. A con­cise sum­mary, inclu­ding illus­tra­tive graphs about eco­no­mic rela­ti­ons in the road freight sec­tor bet­ween Aus­tria and Slo­ve­nia, the Czech Repu­blic and Bel­gium as well as Ger­many and Poland can be […]

Leaflet for drivers on international journeys

Faire Mobi­li­tät and Soli­dar­ność have publis­hed a leaf­let for lorry dri­vers on inter­na­tio­nal jour­neys. The leaf­let pro­vi­des infor­ma­tion about mini­mum wage, prac­ti­cal tips for docu­men­ting working time and con­tact points for dri­vers’ sup­port in Ger­many and Poland. The leaf­let is dis­tri­bu­ted in reach-out acti­vi­ties on the road.

First TransFair Report online

Lynn de Smedt and Fre­de­ric De Wis­pe­leare con­clu­ded the first Trans­Fair pro­ject out­put. They exami­ned the quan­ti­ta­tive dimen­sion and eco­no­mic rela­ti­ons in the Euro­pean freight trans­port mar­ket: “Road freight trans­port in the EU. In ser­ach of a balance bet­ween the eco­no­mic and social dimen­sion of the inter­nal mar­ket. A quan­ti­ta­tive sec­to­ral analysis” 

News from the EU II: van den Bosch judgement by the CJEU

The Euro­pean Court of Jus­tice finally reached a ver­dict in the case Van den Bosch vs FNV (C‑815/18). The court deci­ded that trans­port workers fall under the Pos­ting of Workers Direc­tive, howe­ver a suf­fi­ci­ent con­nec­tion to the ter­ri­tory of the workers’ recei­ving coun­try must be pro­ved to bene­fit from the labour pro­tec­tion of this state. You […]

News from the EU I: driving and rest times — a guideline

The mobi­lity package has been appro­ved and some of the regu­la­ti­ons are in place since August 20, 2020. To keep an over­view over the new regu­la­ti­ons, the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion, publis­hed Q&As to pres­sing topics, such as the return of the dri­ver to “home”, wee­kly rests, multi-man­­ning and breaks or manual record­ing of bor­der cros­sing.

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

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 […]