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Fact finding mission Turkey 17 December 2014
International trade union movement calls for transparency in aid distribution for refugees in Turkey
Following the report of Kenan Öztürk (TUMTIS), Turkish regional representative in the ETF Executive Committee, on the situation of Kurdish refugees fleeing from the barbaric violence of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria, ETF’s governing body decided to accept the request for setting up an international delegation for a fact finding mission to the Turkish-Syrian border. The mission delivered a gloomy picture of the circumstances in which local authorities have to organise support for the refugees arriving in Turkey. At a press conference organised nearby Kobanî, a Syrian city that was recently under siege by IS troops, delegates from the Turkish and international trade union movement called for fair and transparent distribution of the financial aid provided by the international community and administered by the Turkish government.  more >>

 

MEPs welcome Social Partners’ Agreement on Directive for seafarers 3 December 2014
MEPs welcome Social Partners’ Agreement on Directive for seafarers
On Tuesday 2 December 2014, the European Sectoral Social Partners (ESSP) for Maritime Transport, ETF and ECSA, took part in a mini-hearing at the European Parliament on invitation of rapporteur Ms Morin-Chartier (EPP, FR), to exchange views with all relevant stakeholders on the Commission proposal for a directive on seafarers. At that occasion, the ESSP were asked to present their recently achieved Social Partners’ Agreement (SPA) on the issue of exclusion of seafarers to the members of the EMPL Committee (Employment and Social Affairs). The ESSP’s contribution was very much welcomed and MEPs committed to give it their full attention in preparation of their draft report on the matter.   more >>

 

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Support dismissed Wizz Air workers
The ETUC and the ETF have launched a LabourStart online campaign to support the 19 dismissed Wizz Air workers and union leadership, suspended or laid off one month after their announcement to set up a cabin crew union at the company. By clicking here, you can send a protest letter to the CEO of Wizz Air demanding their more >>

 

25 November 2014
US-European transport unions call for rejection NAI’s flag of convenience scheme
In a joint declaration, signed on 24 November 2014, trade union organisations representing transport workers from the USA and Europe urge the respective governments to reject the flag of convenience scheme that Norwegian Air International (NAI) is setting up. The signatory parties* insist on the strong enforcement of safety and security rules and the so-called ‘social clause’ (Article 17bis of the US Air Transport Agreement or ATA).  more >>

 

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Report from the General Secretary available online
The Report from the General Secretary, covering the period March-November 2014, has been published on the ETF website. By clicking here, you can start reading the latest updates of all ETF activities, news from the ETF Sections, Committees, members and partners. more >>

 

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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 >>

 

11 December 2014
Social partners welcome Council agreement on exclusions of seafarers
ECSA and ETF, the European Social Partners in the field of Maritime Transport, welcome the agreement (General Approach) reached today by the EU's Council of Employment and Social Policy Ministers on... more >>

 
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17 December 2014
ETF welcomes rejection of European Commission’s list of infringements for Road transport
11 December 2014
Social partners welcome Council agreement on exclusions of seafarers
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