|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union, European Parliament|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L 249|
Directive (EU) 2020/1057 - adopted by the co-legislators on 15 July 2020 - laying out specific rules for posting drives in the road transport sector with respect to Directive 96/71/EC and Directive 2014/67/EC and amending Directive 2006/22/EC as regards enforcement requirements and Regulation (EU) No 1024/2012.
Directive 96/71/EC draws up a list of working conditions which workers who are temporarily posted abroad by their employer must be granted in the country to which they are posted (host country). Directive 2014/67/EC aims to improve the implementation and enforcement of Directive 96/71/EC. Directive 2006/22/EC lays down minimum conditions for the implementation of social legislation relating to road transport activities. Regulation (EU) 1024/2012 lays down rules on the use of the Internal Market Information (IMI) system for administrative cooperation.
A REFIT assessment of social legislation in road transport and its enforcement concluded that existing rule did not effectively and efficiently address the risks of deterioration in working conditions and distortions of competition. This was found to be down to shortcomings in the legal framework, particularly due to differences across the European Union in interpreting and applying Directives 9671/EC and 2014/67/EU.
The proposal for this Directive was tabled by the European Commission on 31 May 2017 as part of its Europe on the Move package on mobility and transport. It provided for a holistic approach to addressing the risks of inadequate working conditions for drivers, and at the same time mitigating the excessive regulatory burdens on operators and preventing distortions of competition. The Council of the European Union adopted its general approach in December 2018, followed by the European Parliament in April 2019. After four negotiating rounds, an informal agreement was reached between the co-legislators on a compromise text in December 2019. This was formally endorsed by the Council in April 2020 and by the Parliament in July 2020. The co-legislators signed off the Act on 15 July, which was published in the Official Journal on 31 July 2020.
|Subject Categories||Business and Industry, Employment and Social Affairs, Internal Markets, Mobility and Transport|
|Subject Tags||Road Transport, Working Conditions|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|