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ETUFs Youth Conference 23 February 2017
Best practice guide on involving young people in trade unions
A joint ETUFs project funded by the European Commission has delivered a compendium of best practices from all over Europe on how to integrate young people into trade unions. The experiences were collected through questionnaires and interviews carried out among young unionists and workers represented by six European trade union federations. Young people need to be the driving force of the change and this publication offers inspiration on how to involve and attract more young workers and unionists.  more >>

 

15 February 2017
Joint ATCEUC-ETF Statement on the A4E call for action to attack the right to strike in Air Traffic Management
At the recent summit of the lobby association Airlines for Europe (A4E), Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) signed up to the A4E ‘Call for Action’ which aims among other things at limiting the right to strike in air traffic management. ATCEUC and ETF deplore the support for A4E’s approach since both organisations are of the opinion it is not for Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) to join an attack from airspace users on their own staff. Therefore, ATCEUC and ETF consider the content of the press statement following this event as a dangerous step in the wrong direction for the future of European ATM. ATCEUC and ETF also recall that the right to strike is enshrined in the EU Treaties. more >>

 

Picture of a roll on roll off ferry - RORO 9 February 2017
ETF shares RMT satisfaction following Scottish government’s intention to secure public ferry services
After years of legal stalemate, ETF affiliate RMT and the Scottish Government made a joint approach to the European Commission in April 2016 over the possibility of using ‘Teckal’ case law to exempt public contracts for Scottish ferry services from the tendering requirements of Maritime Cabotage Regulation 3577/92. The European Transport Commissioner, Violeta Bulc replied to the Scottish Transport Minister Humza Yousaf MSP on 22 September 2016 that a Teckal exemption could apply to the Maritime Cabotage Regulation, although the burden of proof is on the Member State seeking derogation. The Scottish Government now has the opportunity to provide security and certainty for ferry workers, passengers and communities through securing a Teckal exemption.  more >>

 

Maltese_Presidency_20171 7 February 2017
Maltese EU Presidency receptive to ETF priorities
At a meeting today with the Maltese Transport Minister Joe Mizzi ETF General Secretary Eduardo Chagas exchanged views on the priorities for European transport. Minister Mizzi presented the priorities of the Maltese Presidency, which will run until 30 June 2017, and expressed support for the ETF campaign for fair transport in Europe.  more >>

 

Weekly rest campaign lorry 3 February 2017
“Weekly rest in the lorry is against the EU law”, concludes ECJ Advocate general
ETF welcomes this much awaited positive step in a long battle to have the law complied with, to restore dignity of professional drivers and to substantially improve their working and living conditions. more >>

 

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21 February 2017
European Commission must act on social agenda Aviation Strategy for Europe
The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF), the largest European workers’ representative in civil aviation, welcomes the European Parliament (EP) resolution on an Aviation Strategy for Europe adopted on 16 February 2017. ETF calls upon the European Commission to follow up on the EP’s social recommendations by turning them into binding legislative proposals and thus contribute to obtaining fair transport in Europe.  more >>

 

31 January 2017
German government paves the way for social dumping in river cruise sector
Yesterday, Monday 30 January 2017, the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) has learnt about the decision of the German Foreign Ministry to restart issuing Schengen visas to non-EU citizens for employment on Swiss river cruise vessels. ETF is very much alarmed by this development. Nick Bramley, ETF President of the Inland Waterways Section comments: “The German Foreign Ministry is opening doors to social dumping practices.” more >>

 
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21 February 2017
European Commission must act on social agenda Aviation Strategy for Europe
31 January 2017
German government paves the way for social dumping in river cruise sector
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