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15 April 2015
ETF expresses condolences over death of Belgian dockers
On Saturday 11 April, three dockworkers died in the port of Antwerp, Belgium, while entering a ship’s hold to unload its freight of cokes, a type of coal. All three dockers had years of experience, the consternation among their colleagues is high.  more >>

 

Fedex delivery woman 10 April 2015
ETF monitors respect of workers’ rights in FedEx’ proposed take-over of TNT Express
On 7 April FedEx and TNT Express announced in a joint press release that the two companies reached a conditional agreement on a recommended all-cash public offer. In other words, FedEx is prepared to take over TNT Express and receives the unanimous support from TNT Express’ Executive Board and Supervisory Board. more >>

 

MEPs and ETF delegation - action on minimum wage in road transport 26 March 2015
EP questions Commission on application minimum wage in road transport
An ETF delegation gathered on Wednesday evening 25 March in the European Parliament (EP). The ETF action was prompted by an oral question addressed by the EP to the European Commission with regard... more >>

 

IMG_TuG_Conference_11032015 13 March 2015
ETF Tug conference marks beginning of trade unions’ cooperation in the sector
At the Tug conference on 11 March 2015 in Antwerp, ETF affiliates representing workers in tug operations discussed the impact of global maritime business model shifts on towage operations. In a declaration resulting from the conference, the representatives express, among others, their strong concerns over initiatives encouraging tug boat operators to make use of flags of convenience. more >>

 

13 March 2015
ETUC fears Low Fares Airlines induces race to the bottom
At its Executive Committee meeting on 10 March, the ETUC, in coordination with the ETF, adopted a declaration on low fares airlines in which the Confederation expresses its concern these companies undermine collective bargaining. The declaration refers to recent disputes in Norway and Denmark demonstrating those companies’ opposition and actions to undermine the fundamental right of workers to negotiate and agree on working conditions and wages with their employer. The European Trade Union Confederation calls for imminent better and adapted regulation of the European airline sector to stop the race to the bottom. more >>

 

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8 April 2015
Thousands of Lives Will Be Lost in the Mediterranean Unless EU Governments Take Urgent Action
European and global operators of merchant ships have joined forces with seafarers’ unions to urge EU Member States to take immediate collective action to address the growing humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean Sea.   more >>

 

2 April 2015
Social exclusions of Seafarers
The European Parliament’s Employment Committee takes a major step towards a compromise agreement with the Council of Ministers

On 1 April, the Employment Committee of the European Parliament (EP) endorsed the report of Rapporteur Morin-Chartier (EPP, France), which puts forward amendments to the Commission’s proposal aiming at including seafarers in the existing directives on information and consultation, European Works’ Councils, transfer of undertakings, collective redundancies and employer insolvency.   more >>

 
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8 April 2015
Thousands of Lives Will Be Lost in the Mediterranean Unless EU Governments Take Urgent Action
2 April 2015
Social exclusions of Seafarers
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