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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

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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 beha­viour: they were for­ced to

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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 low labour costs. Recruitment

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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 found in the fol­lowing publication:

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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.

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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” 

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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 can find the whole verdict

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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

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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 road trans­port and the different

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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

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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. Many of the dri­vers coming

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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 with to pur­sue the occupation

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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 the links to the adopted

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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)

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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 trans­ports. Click here for FNV’s

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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 the Covid-cri­­­sis and pre­pa­red steps

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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 are con­fron­ted with an extension

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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”) also app­lies to a worker

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TransFair Kick-off Meeting 

The Trans­Fair kick-off mee­ting took place in Vienna on Febru­ary 21st and 22nd 2020 at the pre­mi­ses of the union vida. It was a lively gathe­ring assemb­ling all the pro­ject part­ners — uni­ons, rese­ar­chers, workers sup­port orga­ni­sa­ti­ons from Aus­tria, Bel­gium, the Czech Repu­blic, Ger­many, Poland, and Slo­ve­nia.The coor­di­na­ting team pre­sen­ted main pro­ject aims and the ambi­tious sche­dule, inclu­ding qua­li­ta­tive and

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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

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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 beha­viour: they were for­ced to

MORE » 

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 low labour costs. Recruitment

MORE » 

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 found in the fol­lowing publication:

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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.

MORE » 

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” 

MORE » 

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 can find the whole verdict

MORE » 

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

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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 road trans­port and the different

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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

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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. Many of the dri­vers coming

MORE » 

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 with to pur­sue the occupation

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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 the links to the adopted

MORE » 

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)

MORE » 

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 trans­ports. Click here for FNV’s

MORE » 

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 the Covid-cri­­­sis and pre­pa­red steps

MORE » 

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 are con­fron­ted with an extension

MORE » 

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”) also app­lies to a worker

MORE » 

TransFair Kick-off Meeting 

The Trans­Fair kick-off mee­ting took place in Vienna on Febru­ary 21st and 22nd 2020 at the pre­mi­ses of the union vida. It was a lively gathe­ring assemb­ling all the pro­ject part­ners — uni­ons, rese­ar­chers, workers sup­port orga­ni­sa­ti­ons from Aus­tria, Bel­gium, the Czech Repu­blic, Ger­many, Poland, and Slo­ve­nia.The coor­di­na­ting team pre­sen­ted main pro­ject aims and the ambi­tious sche­dule, inclu­ding qua­li­ta­tive and

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