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Transport sector needs stronger unions, more dialogue – report

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Leipzig – Changes in supply chain management have had positive impacts on job creation, but detrimental impacts on social dialogue, worker representation and decent work conditions in the transport and logistics sector, according to a report by the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

The report has found that substantial wage differences across countries are of concern for the promotion of decent work in the sector. On top of that labour and skills shortages and high turnover rates could be linked to inferior or difficult working conditions and lower wage levels.

Social dialogue, representation and unionisation rates should be strengthened in the transport and logistics sector, according to the ILO.

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