"Marita Ulvskog: Up to proof (M and SD vote for better conditions and greater security"
"This is an opinion piece. It is the writer who stands for the views that are put forward in the text, not Against."
"the DEBATE. It is time now. On Wednesday, we will be voting in the european Parliament on the new, stricter rules for smarter conditions and increased safety in the road transport sector. Then it becomes clear who stands up to a decent working environment and fair wages for professional drivers, and for competition on equal terms for the road haulage companies."
"We have all met them, to help keep drivers along the roadside and on the rastställena. Those who are forced to work in deplorable conditions and slave-like wages. Professional drivers who must stay in their trucks, for months on end, but to be able to travel home to their families. And a haulage that goes on the knees and threatened to be turned out of an unworthy competition based on wage dumping."
"As a socialist, it is for me obvious that equal pay for equal work at the same place must apply to all, even those who work in road transport."
"Last year we succeeded, after tough negotiations put in place new rules for the so-called posted workers, who work in a country other than where they are employed."
"Now it is time for the next step. Of course, the same rules apply to professional drivers in the road transport sector. "
"After having worked on the new proposals, I know what is at stake. In addition to a decent work environment and decent wages, it is about achieving reasonable run times and rest periods for the industry. "
"Option is tired of drivers who are forced to run long shifts without the necessary rest, and thus run the risk of accidents and endanger the safety on our roads."
"the EU member states have already agreed on how they want it . Now it's our turn in the european Parliament to take a position. "
"the Parliament made an attempt as early as last summer, but then was the opposition of the big and we never managed to win enough support for the new, stricter rules. "
"The time, in July 2018, chose the Swedish moderate party and The sweden democrats to make common cause and vote against the new utstationeringsreglerna should also apply for international transport."
"the Moderates and The sweden democrats also voted against introducing the requirement on reasonable driving times for professional drivers, well aware of the risks it poses for road safety. "
"Their options are completely incomprehensible to me. "
"Now we have a second, a last chance. In order to get new rules in place in the EU, we must take a stand now. If we do not agree this time either, there is a great risk that the EU commission simply chooses to withdraw the proposal which is the basis for our work. "
"In that case, it is required that the newly elected parliament takes a correctly. In the worst cases, the EUROPEAN commission back the whole package and we get no new EU-rules in the foreseeable future."
"given how the dividing lines already cut across through Europe and parts of the union in the west and a östblock - for or against stricter rules, so learning the differences can hardly be easier to overcome after the EUROPEAN elections. "
"the Polls are warning that right-wing populists and nationalists likely to become significantly more and get an even more dominant position than they have today. "
"the Question is also how any new regulatory proposals may look like. It most likely is in this case that the proposal is broken up and allows for more generous interpretations than the ones we want to see in place."
"Therefore, it is my call to Conservatives and Sverigedemokrater when they go into the chamber to cast their vote: redo, do right!"
"We can't have a regulatory framework that encourages people to be exploited under slave-like working conditions in Europe, and which, furthermore, endangers the safety of everyone on the roads. "
"For us socialists, the question is very simple. We work for a safe and well functioning labour market, in Sweden as well as in the EU."
"But a common market requires that we have the same rules. Therefore, it is time that we secure good conditions for all who work in the road transport sector. And that we ensure a level playing field for road haulage companies. "
"the Alternative is that the Swedish haulage and uk jobs being driven out of business exploiting people for their gain. It shouldn't accept. "
"Marita Ulvskog, Mep (S)"