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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 >>

 

Megatrends 25 May 2017
Addressing the ‘mega trend’ on sustainable transport
Automation and digitalisation, globalisation, climate change and demographic change were all up for discussion at the second #ETF2017 roundtable event, this time themed around sustainable transport. more >>

 

ETF 2017 Congress fringe meeting focuses on discrimination LBGTI 24 May 2017
Proud@work ETF 2017 Congress fringe focuses on discrimination LBGTI
A fringe event organised in the frame of the ETF 2017 congress focused on the discrimination LGBTI people in Europe still face in hiring or career development. In some countries they do not have access to family related leave or are denied dependents’ benefits and pension arrangements. more >>

 

Press releases

14 September 2017
ECJ ruling is ‘defeat for Ryanair and victory for workers’ rights’
The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and ETF (European Transport Workers’ Federation) have welcomed a ruling today by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) as a major defeat for Ryanair on workers’ rights. The Court established that disputes over a cabin crew member’s contract of employment fall within the jurisdiction of the courts of the country from which they carry out their duties – not those of a country such as Ireland which the airline might choose to suit its own interests. more >>

 

14 September 2017
"TODAY'S EUROPE LACKS VIGOUR TO END SOCIAL DUMPING"
ETF disappointed by President Juncker’s weak vision
to obtain a more social Europe more >>

 
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14 September 2017
ECJ ruling is ‘defeat for Ryanair and victory for workers’ rights’
14 September 2017
"TODAY'S EUROPE LACKS VIGOUR TO END SOCIAL DUMPING"
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