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Logistics

Over recent years, important changes to the international and the European scenario have taken place. Globalisation of the economy has transformed the transport industry. Maritime and aviation transport has always been international in nature; now, the processes of outsourcing and relocation of production plants to other countries have created a boom in cross-border transport and logistics which affects all the transport modes. Multinational enterprises are increasingly investing in the different transport sectors, and former state-owned companies, such as those in postal services and railways, have expanded strategically into international transport and logistics markets.

The ETF has paid particular attention to building capacities among trade unionists from Central and Eastern Europe in order to cope with changes and challenges of the logistics sector. At the same time, securing free markets for trade in services and investments has become a major issue in EU policies, influencing Europe outside EU borders. In this environment, it is more important than ever that trade unions have an effective organisation working to promote a social Europe.

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News online

12 Jun 2018
How YOU can support Turkish DHL workers in fight for union recognition
Support our campaign demanding for union TÜMTIS at DHL Express Turkey! Sign and share this LabourStart campaign. DHL Express Turkey has refused to recognise ETF Affiliate Tümtis, despite a global promise to recognise unions and two Turkish court...

05 Jun 2018
DHL Double Standards: Court victory for TÜMTIS in Turkey
Turkish courts have today reconfirmed TÜMTIS as the representative trade union at DHL Express. ETF congratulates its Turkish affiliate on this result, and urges DHL Express Turkey to move swiftly to negotiations. TÜMTIS members have been on the...
 

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Press releases

18 Jul 2018
Amazon workers are on strike for decent conditions. Police respond with violence.
Online retailer Amazon has long faced accusations that its warehouses are bad places to work. Now workers are striking to demand change. The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and UNI Europa express their solidarity with the Amazon...

14 Jun 2018
XPO workers strike as the truth about gender discrimination, sexual harassment and dangerous working practices comes to European AGM
XPO workers from warehouses across France will walk out from 0900 to 1200, Friday 15 June to protest XPO’s unwillingness to deal with serious irregularities in its pay, and to show solidarity with XPO workers who have experienced harassment and...
 

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Galerie AGORA, Rue du Marché aux Herbes 105, Boîte 11 B - 1000 Bruxelles  |  +32 2 285 46 60   |  etf@etf-europe.org