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.
Activists from Swedish ETF affiliate Kommunal braved the snow of an early morning in January to inform passengers and drivers all over Sweden about the upcoming vote. More than 25 bus stations and various company depots were visited by Kommunal reps, in cities including Malmö, Stockholm, Uppsala, Umeå, Kalmar, Karlstad, Örebro, Kristianstad, Helsingborg, Nyköping, Östersund. In total, thousands of passengers and drivers – all eligible to vote in the EU election – learned about Thursday’s vote and what their MEPs are voting on.