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Roberto_Parrillo_ETF_speaker_2016_EC_Road_conference 21 April 2016
Future EC Road initiative: hope for social dimension?
On 19 April 2016 the European Commission (EC) organised the much-awaited Road transport conference offering social partners and other stakeholders to express their opinions on aspects of the future Road initiative. With the initiative the EC aims to revise parts of the EU legal frame applicable to road haulage sector. The ETF participated with a delegation of 13 union representatives from Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and UK. more >>

 

Myriam_talking_to_crewmember_04042016 20 April 2016
River cruise passengers join campaign for better crew jobs
The European Transport Workers’ Federation successfully kicked off its 2016 campaign to win better jobs in the European river cruise industry by urging passengers in Amsterdam to lend their support to crew and put pressure on employers. more >>

 

WomenRomania12042016 12 April 2016
Violence in transport persists! say delegates to the ETF mid-term Women’s Conference
At the 2-day conference for women transport workers ETF gender representatives pointed at workplace violence as one of the key reasons for the low rate of women employed in the industry.  more >>

 

Truckers' lunch in a trailer 18 March 2016
New report unveils harsh reality of being a foreign truck driver in Denmark
ETF Danish affiliate 3F has conducted a study in cooperation with Romanian and Bulgarian ETF affiliates and the Danish Transport and Logistics Association (DTL) and financially supported by the Danish Working Environment Authority, to investigate pay, working conditions and living standards of Bulgarian, Romanian and Macedonian lorry drivers operating in Denmark and Western Europe. It uncovers a situation of drivers being put under pressure to break rules and regulations related to driving and resting times. Some reported being forced to live in their lorries for at least seven weeks at a time while earning a third of the wage compared to e.g. Danish truck drivers. more >>

 

Joint statement sustainable urban mobility (2016) 16 March 2016
European social partners promote sustainable urban mobility
On Monday 14 March 2016 the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) signed a joint statement to promote sustainable urban mobility in Europe and promote quality working conditions in the urban public transport sector. more >>

 

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29 April 2016
Social Partners’ Agreement to improve the working conditions in the fishing sector finally presented to the Council
Almost three years after submitting the Social Partners’ Agreement (SPA) on implementing the ILO* Work in Fishing Convention C188, the European Commission (EC) presented today, 29th April 2016, the agreement before the Council of the EU. The European Social Partners for Fisheries, Europêche and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF)**, have warmly welcomed this step but regret the considerable delay with implementing the SPA that ensures a high level of protection for fishermen in all aspects of their work. The Social Partners call upon all EU Member States to support the proposal for a Council Directive and urge them to ratify ILO Convention 188. more >>

 

28 April 2016
Railway safety must be the first priority - EP vote on 4th Railway Package technical pillar
With the vote on the technical pillar of the 4th Railway Package in the European Parliament today the ideologically motivated delay of its approval finally came to an end. The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) calls on the European Commission (EC), the European Railway Agency (ERA) and all decision makers at national level not only to improve the railway interoperability, but also to increase railway safety when implementing the new legislation. more >>

 
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29 April 2016
Social Partners’ Agreement to improve the working conditions in the fishing sector finally presented to the Council
28 April 2016
Railway safety must be the first priority - EP vote on 4th Railway Package technical pillar
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