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Tuesday, 3 July 2018 - Strasbourg Revised edition

Enforcement requirements and specific rules for posting drivers in the road transport sector - Daily and weekly driving times, minimum breaks and rest periods and positioning by means of tachographs - Adapting to development in the road transport sector (debate)

  Siôn Simon (S&D). – Mr President, I would like to make three points in my one minute, so I am going to speak quickly. Firstly, on the procedural question: the cabotage issue was dealt with conclusively in the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) and in the Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN). There is a real consensus on cabotage. I appeal to Members of this House: do not vandalise what was a good piece of agreement and negotiation as vindication for other elements of this package which you might not agree with. Where we do agree, leave it alone and let the agreement be.

Secondly, on the substantive issues: just to note, these are really serious issues – low pay, dangerous lacks of rest time, people working weeks and months away from home. Let us take in good faith that we all here want to solve those issues, and what we differ on perhaps is how to do that and the speed at which we do it because of where we come from.

As I seem to have longer than I thought, I could perhaps make my third point, which is just to say that we have not [...] (The President cut off the speaker)

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