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.
It is not only truck drivers who will be affected by the Mobility Package. International bus and coach drivers could also face longer hours with less rest if MEPs reach a bad deal on Thursday. That’s a real danger for passengers. Unite the Union went to London’s Victoria Coach Station to inform drivers and passengers about the upcoming vote and what it could mean for road safety in Europe.