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ETF rings the alarm bell on CETA with Canadian Ambassador to the EU 18 February 2015
ETF rings the alarm bell on CETA with Canadian Ambassador to the EU
On 18 February 2015, a delegation led by ETF General Secretary Eduardo Chagas met with Mr David Plunkett, the Canadian Ambassador to the European Union to raise concerns about the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA). During a two hour-long discussion, the union delegation, which included representatives from the Belgian affiliated organisations ACV and BTB, drew the Ambassador’s attention on a number of provisions contained in CETA which risks jeopardising jobs and regulations on both sides of the Atlantic. more >>

 

Commissioner Bulc welcomes ETF to discuss transport policies 4 February 2015
Commissioner Bulc welcomes ETF to discuss transport policies
The ETF President and political staff met with Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc who accepted ETF’s request for exchanging views on the current and future European transport policy.   more >>

 

ETF comments on Germany’s newly adopted wage policy in road sector 26 January 2015
ETF comments on Germany’s newly adopted wage policy in road sector
Commenting on the minimum wage for road transport workers, adopted by the German government on 1 January 2015, the ETF has sent a formal statement to Commissioners Violeta Bulc and Marianne Thyssen. more >>

 

Afbeelding_866 23 January 2015
FNV wins court case against Dutch haulier
2015 starts well for ETF affiliate FNV Transport and Logistics, and for the Hungarian drivers working for the Dutch haulier Van den Bosch Transporten. A Dutch court ruled on 8 January that the Hungarian drivers working for the company must be covered by the Dutch pay and working conditions as stipulated in the sectoral collective labour agreement. more >>

 

New Ebola 21 January 2015
ETF and ECSA call for providing seafarers guidance on Ebola virus
The European Social Partners for Maritime Transport, ETF and ECSA, agree on the need of drawing shipping companies’ and seafarers’ attention to the risks from the Ebola virus and call for providing relevant guidance to stay safe when going into ports of affected countries. In a joint declaration, the employers’ and workers’ organisations ask all relevant maritime stakeholders to take their share of responsibility to ensure that seafarers’ health and safety is sufficiently protected. more >>

 

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2 February 2015
Increasing share of women working in the rail sector
On 2 February 2015, the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) published their second annual report on the development of women employment in the rail sector in Europe. The results show that the average share of women working in the rail is increasing and currently stands at around 20%. more >>

 

ETF welcomes rejection of European Commission’s list of infringements for Road transport 17 December 2014
ETF welcomes rejection of European Commission’s list of infringements for Road transport
In its plenary meeting of today, Wednesday 17 December, the European Parliament has rejected the European Commission’s list on categorisation of infringements for road transport with 453 votes in favour and only 180 against. The list is of key importance for the sector since it leads to prohibiting access to the Community market of those hauliers who repeatedly and systematically commit infringements against a number of EU legal acts such as the driving and rest time rules or the rules concerning the maximum weights and dimensions of commercial vehicles. ETF objected the list in its current form, mainly because it failed to include illegal cabotage and infringements to social and labour rules applicable to road transport. more >>

 
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2 February 2015
Increasing share of women working in the rail sector
17 December 2014
ETF welcomes rejection of European Commission’s list of infringements for Road transport
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