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Eduardo Chagas report 27 May 2015
Report from the General Secretary n° 11
A campaign for Fair Transport
The issues of working conditions and social and labour rights in transport have been high on the ETF agenda and in particular following the 2013 Congress. Businesses have been using all possible means to circumvent European legislation aimed at protecting workers’ health and safety, ensuring fair competition and equal treatment in terms of wages and working conditions. more >>

 

22 May 2015
ETF Executive Committee adopts resolution on the Mediterranean migration and asylum crisis
At its Executive Committee meeting in Brussels on 20-21 May 2015, the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) adopted a resolution calling on the European Council to take up its responsibility in the Mediterranean migration and asylum crisis. The ETF Executive Committee is of the opinion that the solution proposed by the EU is far away from the concept of European solidarity and calls for: more >>

 

21 May 2015
MEP Evelyn Regner backs Back2OurFuture youth campaign
Austrian Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Evelyn Regner has expressed her support for the Back2OurFuture campaign that aims to tackle youth unemployment.  more >>

 

Watchdog logo 18 May 2015
Civil society creates “Better Regulation Watchdog”
In response to the expected announcement of the European Commission’s so-called “Better Regulation” reforms, more than 50 civil society organisations have launched today the “Better Regulation Watchdog”. This network, comprising a wide range of public interest groups including the ETF, aims to protect citizens’, workers’ and consumers’ rights.  more >>

 

ETUFs call on President Juncker to demonstrate commitment to youth employment 15 May 2015
ETUFs call on President Juncker to demonstrate commitment to youth employment
The ETUC and the six European Trade Union Federations who power the Back 2 our Future campaign have joined forces in calling the European Commission to show genuine commitment in tackling the youth employment crisis in Europe.  more >>

 

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29 May 2015
European workshop tackles restricted work mobility of fishermen in Europe
EU Social Partners in the Fisheries Sector, the European Boating Industry, MEP Sofia Ribeiro and the European Commission met to close the legal gaps existing in the fishing and boating industries with regard to recognition of certificates, free movement of workers and safety. more >>

 

27 May 2015
European Commission trades off social Community rules for free movement of goods and services
On 19 May 2015 the European Commission (EC) announced it would open infringement procedures against Germany on the application of the minimum wage to transport. The respective EC press communication offers indications that the European institution is ready to give up some of the Community rules - i.e. Directive 96/71/EC on Posting of Workers - for the sake and benefit of free movement of services and goods. The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) notes with surprise that, according to the Commission’s communication, the German minimum wage would not apply to “certain international transport operations”.  more >>

 
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29 May 2015
European workshop tackles restricted work mobility of fishermen in Europe
27 May 2015
European Commission trades off social Community rules for free movement of goods and services
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