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Mutual Declaration on Posting of Drivers

A Mutual Declaration between European and national transport & logistics associations, bus & coach associations, chambers of commerce and employers’ confederations from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom - against the application of the Posting of Workers Directive (96/71/EC) to international transport operations in the EU. 

Industry Urges MEPs to Keep International Drivers out of Posting Regime

 
The under-signed organisations representing freight forwarders and express carriers urge MEPs to exclude international operations from a lex specialis in view of its adverse consequences for road transport on the European economy and trade at large. Excluding international transport operations from posting of workers rules will support effective, seamless and reliable road transport operations connecting citizens and businesses alike in the periphery and the centre of Europe with each other.

 

CLECAT Calls for New Efforts to Ensure Sensible, Balanced Legislation for Road Transport

Applying posting rules to international transport would be an unenforceable and disproportionate measure that will not solve any of the issues which currently challenge the transport market. On the contrary, the application of such rules will likely cause a growth in self-employed drivers with no social protection. 

Business Europe Urges for Exclusion from Posting Rules

In a letter to Antonio Tajani, the President of the European Parliament, Business Europe urges for the exclusion of international transport from the rules on posting of drivers.

German Industry Urges for the Exclusion of International Transport

In a joint position paper, the German Associations of Employees, Trade and Logistics and of the Industry urged MEPs to adopt the position of the TRAN Committee and exclude international transport from the rules on posting of drivers.

5 Reasons to Support the Kyllönen Report

1. Representing employers' and employees' expert views

2. Based on the principles of the EU Single Market

3. Limiting red tape and safeguarding SMEs interests

4. Easily enforceable by national control authorities

5. Protecting workers' rights and free movement in the EU

Transport and Logistics Sector Welcomed TRAN Compromise

The industry welcomed the TRAN Committee's decision to exclude international transport from the rules on posting, since it is the only way to keep rules on international transport simple, uniform, clear and easily enforceable, so that they facilitate transport operations, protect the workers employed in this industry and ensure a fair competitive environment.

Industry Urges TRAN to Keep International Drivers Out of Posting

The signatories urge the Members of the European Parliament’s TRAN committee, who have a sound understanding of the complexities of international transport, to vote in favour of compromise amendment 6 and exempt international drivers from posting of workers rules.

ITD Comments on the Mobility Package 

On 11 and 12 April the GUE/NGL Group of the European Parliament organised the event “The Mobility Package and Beyond”. The event was split into presentations and workshops covering the different elements of the Mobility Package. The speakers included Tanja Buzek, trade union secretary at VERDI in the liaison office to the EU, Michael Wahl, coordinator of the information project for truck drivers from Central and East Europe at Faire Mobilität, as well as Emma Hadrovic, EU consultant at ITD, the Association for the Danish Road Transport of Goods.

YES to Internal Market - NO to EMPL Vote

The signatories urge the Members of the European Parliament’s TRAN committee, who have a sound understanding of the complexities of international transport, to decidedly reject the damaging EMPL report and exempt international drivers from posting of workers rules

Industry Urges MEPs to Exclude International Transport from Posting

Industry urges MEPs to exclude international transport (transit, bilateral and cross trade) from the scope of the Posting of Workers Directive

Call on EP to Maintain EU Single Market for Road Transport

The signatories call on the European Parliament's TRAN and EMPL committees to carefully consider the adverse consequences of a lex specialis for road transport (MEP Kyllönen and MEP Dlabajová reports).

Industry Urges European Parliament to Support TRAN Mandate

New rules on road freight transport now under review in Council and Parliament need to be simple, uniform, clear and easily enforceable, so that they facilitate transport operations, protect the workers employed in this industry and ensure a fair competitive environment.

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If you'd like to join the efforts to secure that new rules are compatible with EU law and respect the Single Market, protecting hauliers in Europe from legislative discrimination no matter which countries they are based in, as well as ensuring smooth and seamless transport for Europe, please join the declaration by writing to:

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