Employment conditions in road transport

20-03-2015

Road transport is an important economic sector in Europe, employing about 5 million people across the EU. Given its international character and the varying employment conditions – including minimum wages – in the Member States, the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs of the European Parliament has tabled an oral question asking the Commission how EU and national law on employment conditions is applicable to workers in this sector when they are providing services through or in another Member State. The Commission is also asked what measures it intends to take to protect the social rights of such workers.

Road transport is an important economic sector in Europe, employing about 5 million people across the EU. Given its international character and the varying employment conditions – including minimum wages – in the Member States, the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs of the European Parliament has tabled an oral question asking the Commission how EU and national law on employment conditions is applicable to workers in this sector when they are providing services through or in another Member State. The Commission is also asked what measures it intends to take to protect the social rights of such workers.