Belgium: Bus drivers and passengers at Brussels North Station

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.

Brussels North is one of Belgium’s busiest train, bus and coach stations. International bus drivers and their passengers could face terrible consequences from a poorly designed Mobility Package, which would mean more tired drivers on Europe’s roads. Activists from Belgian Union BTB/UBT spoke with Flixbus drivers and handed leaflets about the upcoming vote to passengers.