EU sources -ILO pleads for level playing field in road transport -October 16, 2015

Following submissions by concerned employer and trade union organisations the ILO (International Labour Organisation) has agreed two far-reaching resolutions – one for action on road safety and one on transport network companies such as Uber. The resolution on transport network companies (TNCs) backs the use of new technology that complies with laws and regulations and stresses the need for all providers to work from a ‘level playing field’ under which safety and working conditions are regulated for the good of all. It also acknowledges the need for decisions taken by competent authorities or the judiciary in relation to ride-sharing-for-reward transport platforms to be enforced. The other resolution is on safe road transport.


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