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.
Polish union NSZZ Solidarność has sounded the warning about driver fatigue, which would be greatly increased by a bad EU Mobility Package. Union activists spoke to drivers at the container terminals of Gdynia and Szczecin, and hung posters in local and long-distance buses. They also went to supermarkets to speak directly to the public about the upcoming vote. After all, passengers and other road users are also in danger if new rules force drivers to work longer without rest. It’s vital that everyone knows what MEPs are about to vote on!