UNI Europa Post & Logistics has launched an EU-funded project on ‘Fostering workers’ representation in Logistics – the case of subcontracting’, which will run for 15 months from March 2021 onwards.
The project’s overall goal is the better representation of logistics workers at all levels and the improvement of employment and service quality in the parcel delivery industry. This should be achieved through on one hand, the strengthening of established Trade Union Alliances in two MNCs in the CEP industry to drive worker representation forward. On the other hand, the project seeks to strengthen the capacity of UNI Europa Post & Logistics to engage in effective industrial relations in the CEP industry, notably by strengthening worker representation in existing ICP structures. The third main objective is to address e-Commerce related parcel delivery activities of CEP MNCs and analyse the impact of digitalisation on the jobs, competences, and work organisation patterns in parcel delivery, in particular the use and prevalence of subcontracting.
The project will implement the three main objectives through a systemic analysis of the recourse to sub-contracting, the use of part-time, zero-hour contracts, self-employment and temporary agency workers and platforms in last-mile delivery and devise trade union strategies to limit the recourse to such practices in the concerned MNCs.
UNI Europa Post & Logistics is subcontracting external expertise to support us in our work on the above project objectives, for the 15-month duration. Specifically, we will require an external consultancy to carry out a systemic analysis on the impact of digitalisation on the jobs, competences, and work organisation patterns in parcel delivery, in particular the use and prevalence of subcontracting and work closely with the UNI Europa Post & Logistics team to bring all these areas of research together to contribute to the project implementation.
Further details can be found in the call for tender application (also here below). All interested applicants must send in their application by 17 May 2021 at the latest, to UNI Europa Post & Logistics Director Dimitris Theodorakis at: firstname.lastname@example.org.