Numerous organizations from 24 European Member States are against the application of posting rules in cross border transport.
The organizations are both European and national, and cover transport and logistics associations, bus and 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 the United Kingdom.
The organizations entered into a mutual declaration appealing to the European decision makers not to apply the posting rules to cross border transport.
At an overall level, the organizations welcome the Mobility Package, as there is a need for clear, fair, enforceable and uniform European rules. However, we must not introduce a disproportionate and symbolic application of the Posting of Workers Directive that will not ensure a stronger Single Market. This is why the organizations disagree with the Commission’s lex specialis proposal, which presupposes that international transport (transit, bilateral transport and cross-trade) is subject to the Posting of Workers Directive, and which intends to create only a marginal derogation.