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ETF 20 October 2017
Ahead of the EPSCO Council ETF publishes statement on posting of workers in road transport
On 16 October the EMPL Committee of the European Parliament rejected all attempts to exclude road transport from the scope of the revised posting of workers and its application directive. This shows strong political will to protect our professionals and to respect the EU Treaty which guarantees non-discrimination of EU citizens within the frame of free movement of labour. The ETF wants to believe that this vote is a clear sign too for an emerging collective conscience, of all Member States, that people and their dignity are no less important as business interests. Thousands of professional drivers, together with the ETF and our affiliates will now be waiting for the result of the upcoming EPSCO Council meeting of 23 October. Read the ETF STATEMENT under “Related documents”. more >>

 

ETF 5 October 2017
The European Commission’s Mobility Package – a new set of proposals to change the pay, work and lives of drivers for decades to come
On 31 May 2017 the European Commission launched a set of proposals – the so called Mobility Package - aimed to make rules simpler, to improve controls, to combat social dumping and unfair... more >>

 

Driver_1 1 June 2017
Mobility package: driving and rest time
The European Commission Mobility Package proposes a number of amendments to the driving and rest time rules (Regulation (EC) No 561/2006) and to the ‘smart’ tachograph regulation (Regulation (EU) 165/2014).  The proposed changes to the driving and rest time have never been subject to any consultation process in the past 3 years. Hence, their significant negative impact on road and passenger safety, as well as on pay, working and living conditions of bus, coach and truck professional drivers. Hence, the havoc caused by these proposals among drivers, feeding into people’s distrust in the European social project. Read statement under “related documents”.  more >>

 

20170426_ETF-Demo-028 31 May 2017
ETF preliminary statement EC mobility package
Today the European Commission launched the much expected mobility package containing among others legislative proposals for road transport on: driving and rest time, posting of workers, digital tachograph, cabotage and access to occupation. The European Transport Workers’ Federation considers that the mobility package brings up a mix of window dressing proposals, in as much as they absolve road transport operators of any responsibilities while failing to come up with answers to the critical social and labour situation in the sector. Read the full text of the preliminary statement heremore >>

 

End ETF 2017 Congress 26 May 2017
Unions will redouble efforts in face of challenging European environment
The 5th ordinary congress of the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) has closed in Barcelona. more >>

 

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14 November 2017
European Social Partners welcome the Inland Waterway Transport Directive on recognition of professional qualifications
The European Barge Union (EBU), the European Skippers Organisation (ESO) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) express their satisfaction on the adoption of the Directive on recognition of professional qualifications for European Inland Waterways Transport (IWT).  Today, the Plenary of the European Parliament adopted the Commission’s proposal, thereby taking a significant step towards a European labour market for IWT professionals as well as harmonised working and living conditions in this international transport sector.   more >>

 

13 November 2017
Joint ATCEUC - ETF Press Conference
Members of the press are cordially invited to attend the joint press conference of the Air Traffic Controllers European Unions Coordination (ATCEUC) and the European Transport Workers' Federation (ETF) where the campaign ‘Our Rights – Your Safety’ will be presented in reply to the Commission recommendations to restrict the right to strike of Air Traffic Controllers. more >>

 
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14 November 2017
European Social Partners welcome the Inland Waterway Transport Directive on recognition of professional qualifications
13 November 2017
Joint ATCEUC - ETF Press Conference
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