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. https://ec.europa.eu/transport/modes/road/mobility-package-qa_en?utm_source=ETF+Contacts+Database&utm_campaign=69568a90a9-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_11_30_04_10&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a3110b567d-69568a90a9-114885869

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. tvhttps://www.rtvslo.si/gospodarstvo/veliko-soferjev-ne-dobi-placila-za-opravljeno-delo-delodajalci-placajo-kolikor-sami-zelijo/534857?fbclid=IwAR03bT_q4h0Y3rr3XDJ6oOjXFOu9UZnMXDvS5gQQQX5SphTUhhE61XL0Eyo news­pa­per arti­clehttps://www.vecer.com/vozniki-tovornjakov-oskodovani-za-300-do-500-evrov-na-mesec-10215198

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 […]