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Social conditions in urban public transport companies in Europe

  • Europe
  • European legislation
  • Staff
  • Tendering

The delivery and quality of urban public transport (UPT) services plays a significant role, both in relation to supporting local and regional economic development, the environment and employment opportunities, as well as in ensuring inclusion and the ability of all individuals to participate fully in family life and wider society. Furthermore, in many European cities and towns UPT operators provide for significant local employment. Regulations regarding the provision and award of such services can therefore potentially impact on all these factors. In light of the restructuring of the sector and the developing competition, and with an increasing number of public service contracts being prepared in UPT to comply with the PSO Regulation changing the status quo, the European social partners in the sector, ETF and UITP, have launched this study to get a picture of the UPT systems in Europe in order to further understand differences in market structure and organising for UPT services, industrial relations and provisions on transfer of staff.

Our report is also available in French and in German. Contact us at europe[a] to access the French and German version. 


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