Poland -Union survey finds truck drivers’ rest conditions appalling -October 08, 2015

A survey executed by Solidarnosc during this summer’s heat wave, found truck drivers experienced appalling rest conditions. The union questioned 650 drivers, none of whom had had any daily or weekly rest away from their lorry that summer. Only 12 drivers had air conditioning in the cabin, but even those did not reap the benefits, because it had been disabled as soon as the motor was turned off. Temperatures in the cabin during rest time varied between 39 and 45 degrees Celsius in 97% of the cases.

English: http://www.etf-europe.org/etf-news-online.cfm/newsdetail/11220

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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