Austria: trade unionists ask MEPs to protect safe driving and rest times

On 10 January, the Transport Committee of the European Parliament has a crucial vote about the EU Mobility Package. These deliberations will have a major impact on bus and truck drivers’ work and rest schedule, on their wages and on the safety of all road users in Europe. Trade unions across Europe take actions this week to guarantee safety and fair working conditions for millions of EU citizens.

Karl Delfs from our Austrian affiliate vida had a clear message for MEPs voting on the Mobility Package: please do not vote for rules that will mean truck drivers have to work three weeks before they have a proper rest. Do not vote for a reduction in rest time. That is the best protection against deaths on Europe’s roads.