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This webpage should help you to find relevant European social legislation related to inland waterways, as well as policy documents of the different European institutions and bodies. Finally, ETF positions on these issues are included.
The ETF “inland waterways” section brings together trade union officers and representatives of national transport trade unions, affiliated to ETF defending the interests of workers in the sector (freight transport, passenger transport in particular hotel- and cruiseships).
The section defines the ETF positions regarding EU transport policy, including relevant legislation, exerts pressure on the EU institutions and is actor in the European Sectoral Social Dialogue. It has an observer status in the CCR-ZKR (Central Rhine Commission) and has applied for a similar status in the Danube Commission.
The section has elected the following persons:
- Please find here more information about the basic principles applicable in most cases with regard to taxation issues when you work and live in various different countries over a short period of time.
- You can download the app called “Marine Traffic” on your mobile device for Android, Windows or for iOS. It is a useful search engine when you for example want to locate ships and need to know in which harbour they will moor.
23 Mar 2017
ETF Solidarity message following the terrorist attack in London
On behalf of more than 3.5 million transport workers from 41 European countries and over 230 trade unions,please accept our expression of solidarity with the British population, the British ETF affiliates, the ITF staff and all those directly and...
23 Feb 2017
Best practice guide on involving young people in trade unions
A joint ETUFs project funded by the European Commission has delivered a compendium of best practices from all over Europe on how to integrate young people into trade unions. The experiences were collected through questionnaires and interviews...
31 Jan 2017
German government paves the way for social dumping in river cruise sector
Yesterday, Monday 30 January 2017, the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) has learnt about the decision of the German Foreign Ministry to restart issuing Schengen visas to non-EU citizens for employment on Swiss river cruise vessels. ETF...
26 May 2016
Trade unions back new undeclared work platform
The launch of the European Commission’s ‘Undeclared Work Platform’ on Friday 27 May is a long overdue initiative to tackle the exploitation of workers and unfair competition for law-abiding employers says the European Trade Union Confederation...