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Railway trade unions in all European countries are facing the following developments in a different timing and to a different extent: Huge decrease in railway employment, job insecurity, outsourcing of activities, increase in work intensity, pressure on working conditions, demand for higher geographical flexibility and job flexibility. The ETF Railway Section works extensivley in these areas. EU railway policy aims to create a single EU railway area and market and to increase the market share of rail transport within the transport sector. It is envisaged that cross-border rail transport will be provided by replacing former cross-border cooperation among railway companies by competition between new and existing companies. These developments, which are currently under way, necessitate solid European standards for working conditions and closer cooperation of trade unions on cross-border working conditions and collective bargaining issues.
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...
13 Mar 2017
Giorgio Tuti Newly elected ETF Railway Section President
Giorgio Tuti, President of the Transport Personnel’s Trade Union, SEV, Switzerland was unanimously elected by the ETF Railway Section members when meeting in Brussels on 9 March 2017 as its President. The ETF Railway Section brings together 83...
14 Dec 2016
ETF regrets EP’s adoption of 4th Railway package
Today the European Parliament adopted in plenary the political pillar of the 4th Railway Package. ETF considers this as an invitation towards introducing more social dumping in European railway services .
“ETF disapproves the final vote of the...
Baltic Railway Unions
Baltic railway unions try to take a more active role in the company policy by visiting a project-seminar organises by the ETF and the GdEÖ which takes place in Riga , September 17-19
Follow-up: Romanian Railway Company
FOLLOW-UP to the labour conflict at the Romanian railway company