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civil_society_call2 29 November 2016
Civil society calls for rejection of CETA
455 European and Canadian civil society groups, including the ETF, have urged legislators in an open letter to vote against the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). “The ratification could weaken protections for workers and the environment, and provide foreign investors with extreme tools to attack public interest regulations” the joint statement reads.  more >>

 

fisheries_section_meeting 3 November 2016
« Lawlessness reigns over high seas » NYT investigator reveals
New York Times investigative reporter Ian Urbina has lifted the lid on modern day slavery at sea in his two year, award-winning research ‘The Outlaw Ocean’. On Thursday 3 November he presented the highlights of his series of articles to the ETF, ITF and key stakeholders of the EU fishing sector disclosing practices of crime and violence in international waters that often go unpunished.  more >>

 

ETF Youth logo 17 October 2016
1st ETF Youth School brings together unionists from 21 countries
More than 50 young transport workers travelled from all over Europe to Sesimbra, Portugal to attend from 13 to 15 October the first ETF Youth School. The practical organisation and content of the programme was completely in the hands of the ETF Youth Committee that used this opportunity to present the Youth Committee’s work and hold discussions and workshops on the central themes of the ETF Youth work programme. It was the perfect occasion to receive feedback from young transport workers on the work done so far and collect input to identify priorities for the next mandate which starts in May 2017.  more >>

 

Eduardo Chagas report 3 October 2016
General Secretary reports on ETF activities
The report from the General Secretary, covering the period June-September 2016 has been published on the ETF website. By clicking here you can start reading the latest updates of the ETF activities, the ETF Secretariat, members and partners.  more >>

 

Accident_2 27 September 2016
Two crew members die when river cruise ship collides with bridge
During the night of the 11th of September a tragic accident occurred on Main-Donau-Kanal in Erlangen, Germany. Two Hungarian crew members (aged 33 and 49) died while navigating the Swiss flagged Viking River Cruises cruise ship Viking Freya when the wheelhouse was impacted by a rail bridge because it had not been retracted. All 180 passengers were successfully evacuated. more >>

 

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5 December 2016
ETF calls MEPs to reject amended PSO Regulation on public transport
Today railway workers from more than 80 ETF and ITF affiliated trade unions and 42 countries gathering at 1 pm in front of the European Parliament (EP) in Brussels will urge Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to reject the Public Service Obligations (PSO) Regulation on public passenger transport, which is part of the political pillar of the 4th Railway Package. The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) organises this rally prior to the vote in the TRAN Committee tomorrow to express its concerns about the lack of protection of public transport workers in the amended text. more >>

 

1 December 2016
ETF-ITF lashing campaign targets Unifeeder
Hundreds of dockworkers from ETF and ITF-affiliated unions will demonstrate tomorrow in front of the offices of Northern European logistics company Unifeeder in Aarhus, Denmark for allowing seafarers to lash and unlash their charted vessels. This is in direct contravention of the ITF dockers’ clause which specifically reserves lashing and unlashing work for dockers. more >>

 
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5 December 2016
ETF calls MEPs to reject amended PSO Regulation on public transport
1 December 2016
ETF-ITF lashing campaign targets Unifeeder
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