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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

26 May 2017
Unions will redouble efforts in face of challenging European environment
The 5th ordinary congress of the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) has closed in Barcelona. Hundreds of participants from trade unions across Europe have been part of the event which sets out the priorities and areas of focus for the...

25 May 2017
Addressing the ‘mega trend’ on sustainable transport
Automation and digitalisation, globalisation, climate change and demographic change were all up for discussion at the second #ETF2017 roundtable event, this time themed around sustainable transport. ETF Vice President Alexander Kirchner was joined...
 

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Press releases

25 May 2017
Frank Moreels is elected new ETF President
The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) has elected a new president. Frank Moreels, Chairman of the Belgian transport union BTB, was chosen for the position during the ETF 5th ordinary congress taking place this week in Barcelona. Broad...

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...
 

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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