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LFA final report 221014 27 October 2014
Final project report unveils impact of low fare airlines on industry
The liberalisation of the air transport in the early 1990's has brought benefits to the travelling public in terms of democratisation, cheaper air fares and diversified offer. But who pays the price and what is the amplitude of this phenomenon? The ETF dedicated an EU-funded project to investigate the impact of low fares airlines on the airline industry. The final project report summarises the conclusions and proposed strategies and is now available online.   more >>

 

Port_social_dialogue 24 October 2014
Port social dialogue adopts roadmaps on training and women’s employment
At their meeting held on 21 October 2014, the EU social partners in the port sector have adopted a document setting the objectives of their future work on training and qualifications. The social partners’ main aim is to develop guidelines for the establishment of training requirements that take into consideration the future training needs of the sector in light of technological and logistical changes and changes in customer demand. Recommendations on women’s employment in the sector were also agreed upon during the meeting. These recommendations engage social partners at European, national and local level to cooperate in order to promote equal opportunities and support female employment in the sector. more >>

 

USLM reaches a new Collective Labour Agreement 16 October 2014
USLM reaches a new Collective Labour Agreement
Since September 2013, USLM (Transport and Public Services Trade Union Federation - ATU Romania) has been in a labour dispute with Metrorex, the Romanian government owned metro company. After five picket line actions, a protest rally in front of the Romanian Ministry of Transport, which was attended by approximately 2,500 employees, and numerous meetings with representatives from the Ministry of Transport and Social Dialogue and the Metrorex  management, an agreement was reached on 14 October.  more >>

 

Report 16 October 2014
Danish report on social dumping in aviation
The liberalisation of air transport in the early 1990's has brought benefits to the travelling public in terms of democratisation, cheaper air fares and a diversified offer. But who pays the price? Jobs in aviation that used to be prestigious and high-quality are disappearing. Instead of a competition based on quality and affordability of the service, the situation turned into a race to the bottom. The ETF has identified social dumping as one of its key priorities for the future and adopted concrete proposals to address our concerns. But it is clear that ETF cannot act alone and we need support of national unions organising aviation workers. One of the most advanced countries in Europe in terms of fight against social dumping is Denmark. In this article we take a look at a concrete initiative taken by the social partners in cooperation with the Danish government.   more >>

 

FTTUB meets the Ministry of transport to discuss social and labour issues in road transport sector 13 October 2014
FTTUB meets the Ministry of transport to discuss social and labour issues in road transport sector
The Federation of Transport Trade Union in Bulgaria (FTTUB) started the ITF Action Week on 6 October with a successful meeting at the Ministry of Transport, Information Technologies and Communications. The union spoke about Cross Road Project for international drivers by the ITF/ETF in which FTTUB is a key partner. A meeting was then agreed on 10 October with the Executive Agency “Automotive Administration”, where FTTUB could submit the research findings of the project and call for identifying measures for improving the working conditions of Bulgarian truck drivers on the roads in western Europe. The union also submitted to the Minister ITF campaign information on container safety and explained the expected adoption of a Code of Practice on safe packing of cargo transport units by the ILO, IMO and UNECE. The FTTUB and the Ministry of Transport agreed to work in partnership on this issue. more >>

 

Press releases

15 October 2014
Young workers describe “emergency situation” to all major European Parliament groups
TitleYoung trade union shop stewards working in some of the key sectors of Europe’s economy – including transport, public services, food production, retail, metal, and media and the arts – drew a full crowd in the European Parliament on Tuesday 14 October to describe the dire reality facing young workers and jobseekers today. more >>

 

14 October 2014
Open hearing : Youth & Employment: Giving young workers a voice
TitleYoung workers go head-to-head with young MEPsWhen? Tuesday 14 October 2014 from 12.30 until 14.30Where? Altiero Spinelli (ASP) Room 3G3, European ParliamentMembers of the press are cordially... more >>

 
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15 October 2014
Young workers describe “emergency situation” to all major European Parliament groups
14 October 2014
Open hearing : Youth & Employment: Giving young workers a voice
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News online provides updates on issues of concern to the European transport trade union movement, information about the work of the ETF and of the ETF's affiliates more >>
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Stop! Don't mess with ground handling jobs! more >>

Respect for Professional Drivers! Act Against Degrading Jobs and Working Conditions in Road Transport! more >>

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