The conclusions on the research developed on the Mobility Pact and the impact of its application in the Road Transport Sector are presented.

The partners participating in the Mobility Impact on Transport Workers project , MImPACT (*), co-financed by the European Union, presented, at the work meeting held on September 11, the conclusions on the research carried out during the first half of the year. , on the movement of road transport professionals throughout the EU with the entry into force of the Mobility Pact and the new Transport Sector Law ( Directive 1057/2020 ).

The entry into force of the Mobility Pact has meant the incorporation of changes that impact international truck drivers, referring both to the salaries received for the work they perform in the territory of another Member State other than their own; as in the change in cabotage and cross-trade rules , being necessary to use the posting rules for Displaced Workers . These changes can cause an increase in labor costs that impact the costs of transport services, affecting the competitiveness of transport companies in the countries of origin.

The objective pursued by the European Commission with the approval of this Project is: To contribute to the implementation of the key principles in the posting of transport workers, finalizing the application of the Directives on this posting and the impact it may have on the truckers.

The conclusions obtained from the analysis of this research phase are specified in:

  • There is little knowledge of European regulations, being somewhat greater in the case of entrepreneurs.
  • Workers and employers affirm that these regulations apply in the transport sector in their country; although they believe that it is not enough to guarantee the rights of workers.
  • The current regulations on the movement of drivers have their main problem in the lack of information; followed by problems of interpretation and lack of clarity of the standard and its incorrect application in some countries.
  • Knowledge of the legislation on the operations that road transport companies have to carry out between various Member States is very low; There is a profound lack of knowledge of the online tool to declare the movements of its workers and the documents necessary to make these publications.
  • Regarding labor relations, workers claim to receive information provided by employers and to be consulted, valuing these systems as adequate.
  • The collective agreement is designated, by workers and employers, as the instrument through which the salaries of workers in the transport sector are set, as well as the rest of the employment conditions, considered acceptable by the majority, although with important discrepancies. between countries.
  • There are, among different countries, different ways of understanding the application of salary concepts during the movement of drivers (transport allowances, accommodation and maintenance); although there is agreement that the payment of these concepts corresponds to the employer.
  • Workers indicate salaries as the priority regarding their needs, followed by greater recognition by the employer and being consulted by the employer on labor and professional issues; showing acceptable satisfaction regarding the monitoring of their safety and health and the training they receive on this matter

Once these situations have been analyzed, the Project will continue with the development of an action plan ,a series of scientific articles , infographics and various actions to disseminate these conclusions, as well as good practices and performance improvements that help employers and workers implement the Pact for Mobility in Europe with the minimum possible negative impact.

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