The transport sector represents around 5% of the Western Balkans workforce in 2018 (ILO, 2018). Employees in the road sector need job security, good social standards, attractive and fair employment conditions. This means improving working conditions (staff safety and healthy working environment), attracting new staff, managing the ageing work force, and recruiting young people.
The Social Forum of the Transport Community is a platform for a dialogue between key transport stakeholders of the European Union and Western Balkans regional partners. The role of the Forum is to promote dialogue and the social dimension through reference to the acquis in social matters and workers’ fundamental rights. The Forum involves, as far as possible, the regional partners, European social partners acting in the transport sector and the European Economic and Social Committee.