Belgium -White paper with measures to improve transport sector -December 03, 2014

The transport workers union launched the results of a research project on the practice of letter-box companies and social dumping in the international road transport. It comes with 25 measures to improve the working conditions in the sector. Measure number 6 is the introduction of an EU regulation or European collective agreement prescribing a certain level of social conditions for the carriage of goods by road.

During a seminar in November 2014 the transport workers union launched the results of a research project on the practice of letter-box companies and social dumping in the international road transport. The report, written in three languages, is now available online. It comes with 25 measures to improve the working conditions in the sector. Measure number 6 is the introduction of an EU regulation or European collective agreement prescribing a certain level of social conditions for the carriage of goods by road. Such an EU regulation could provide drivers with a minimum level of protection. Measure 13 asks for the inclusion of the place of employment in a law or collective agreement. Other measures include the harmonisation of social legislation in Europe, the introduction of a minimum wage and better access to local courts.

English (Dutch, French): http://www.btb-abvv.be/images/stories/Wegvervoer/sociale_dumping ...  

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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