"Aftonbladet's leader board is the independent social democrat."
"It's still booming, internet commerce is booming and åkeribranschen crying out for lorry drivers. According to Transportfackens professional and arbetsmiljönämnd, Tya, will be 50,000 new truck drivers over the next ten years in Sweden. The professional driver is almost guaranteed a job, it is said, and the lack of Swedish chaffisar make that critical functions – medicintransporter to the hospital, for example – is threatened."
"Yet so is the Swedish åkerinäringen in crisis. Profitability is weak and the bankruptcies of many."
"How can these two pictures be true at the same time?"
"Since Sweden joined the EU, the conditions for the transport industry has become increasingly challenging. Half of the trucks driving on the Swedish roads today are not registered in Sweden. It would be no problem if it were not for the price-, contract - and wage dumping as follows in the wheel tracks."
"In a report in the magazine Work, has visited the port area in Gothenburg, and met with the drivers that keeps the European transport of goods. They come from EU countries such as Lithuania, Romania and Bulgaria. But also from the Philippines, and Turkey. They live for months – a part in a year – in their cars, cook food in the parking lots. The magazine talks with the drivers who drive through the whole continent and serves 11 500 a month. The second tells us how they stand for all of their costs and that they must pay their employer if the goods or fuel stolen."
"the Conditions are, of course, despicable, but to drive the truck in Sweden under such conditions means still paid more than working back home. It is against these realities the 50 000 truck drivers need to be recruited have to compete."
"the Story is not new, but it has been heard several times since the EU's eastward enlargement. Now, you hear also from our neighbours in the east. "
"In a column in the newspaper Transportarbetaren have Peep Peterson, chairman of the Estonian equivalent to the LO, described how fewer and fewer estonians want to be truck drivers in the day. Estonian road hauliers are being driven out of the Latvian, Lithuanian and Polish companies who pay lower wages and via letter box companies recruited Ukrainian, moldovan and Georgian drivers."
"After the EUROPEAN elections on may 26, waiting for trialogue negotiations between parliament, the commission and the council of ministers to agree on the final bill. It goes through, it could mean better conditions and wages in Europe's transportnäring."
"course, It would be excellent, both for the drivers in the port of Gothenburg for the 50 000 future drivers that have to be engaged."