Proposal for fairer working conditions in the transport industry
Conditions in the transport sector are important in relation to the Government’s work for fair working conditions in the labour market. In a ministry memorandum from the Ministry of Employment, amendments to the Posting of Workers Act are proposed with the aim of clarifying the applicability of the regulatory framework to the carriage of goods by road and improving supervision and regulatory compliance.
One conclusion drawn in the memorandum is that there is more uncertainty in Sweden over whether road transport, mainly cabotage operations, can be considered as posting than there is support for in EU regulations.
As part of the Government's work for fairer working conditions in the labour market, Minister for Employment and Integration Ylva Johansson has therefore decided to refer the ministry memorandum, which includes the following proposals, for comment:
A clarification of cabotage operations in the Posting of Workers Act
- It is proposed that the definition of posting in the Posting of Workers Act include a provision placing cabotage operations on an equal footing with posting.
The Swedish Police Authority to notify the Swedish Work Environment Authority of cabotage operations
- It is proposed that, during checks of commercial carriage of goods, the Swedish Police Authority is to check whether a notification of posting has been made to the Swedish Work Environment Authority. In cases when no notification has been made, the Swedish Police Authority is to notify the Swedish Work Environment Authority of the transport in question.
The same ministry memorandum also contains proposals on tightened regulations for notification of posting.