The International Labor Organization, ILO, holds a Meeting of Experts from September 23 to 27 in Geneva to adopt guidelines on the promotion of decent work and road safety in road transport. This body brings together governments, employers and workers from 187 member states and its main function is to respond to the needs of different sectors and cooperate in the establishment of regulations that ensure decent work.

The labor representative of the Spanish Confederation of Freight Transport, CETM, in CEOE, Miguel Pereira, will hold the spokesperson for the Employers' Group. Pereira has already participated as spokesperson for the employers in the Meeting of Experts organized by the ILO in 2015 on safety and health in road transport.

The meeting in which he participates brings together representatives of governments, employers 'and workers' organizations of different countries and will discuss the various challenges facing the security sector.

According to the ILO, the sharp increase in the last two decades of demand and job opportunities in road transport has also deteriorated the working conditions of workers.

At the Meeting of Experts, the representatives will be in charge of sharing their vision and will try to establish the mechanisms to achieve the introduction of new measures that reduce by half, by 2030, mortality and the number of accidents on the road.

Among the issues that will be addressed in Geneva, the regulation of driving and rest times, digitalization as a tool to establish smart roads or the need for safe and secure facilities and parking are highlighted.

On the other hand, the shortage of drivers or the pressure exerted by some entities in the supply chain are also considered as factors that can affect the driving of professionals.

For the CETM, the spokesperson for Miguel Pereira is an opportunity to represent the interests of transport companies in the international arena in socio-labor matters and to collaborate in the design of the guidelines that will socially mark the activity of the sector worldwide in the next decades.

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