Drivers descend on European Parliament to demand fair Mobility Package

The ETF and its affiliates are running a long-term political campaign for a fair Mobility Package. This package of EU reforms could totally change working life for drivers in Europe.

On 29 May 500 drivers and union activists from six countries met in front of the European Parliament in Strasbourg to urge MEPs not to change core rules of driving and rest time. The unions are concerned that such changes will have a devastating impact on collective agreements. The drivers fear impact on bonuses relating to week-end work, impact on wages and on time spent with their families.

“Keeping our rights means better conditions for all drivers in Europe. But now Brussels wants to do it another way: put our rights under pressure so that there’s a real race to the bottom” said a union activist. “This demonstration is for all drivers, including our colleagues sleeping and cooking in their trucks. This has to end! Here, today, we are the voice of all!”

More than 20 members of the European Parliament and group leaders from 4 political groups joined and addressed the demonstrators.