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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.

ETF Campaign to keep train crews on the trains

 

ETF Campaign 4th Railway Package !

 

 

 

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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

18 Apr 2018
“French rail workers are not only defending themselves!” Unions across Europe support struggle against unjustified reforms
// A united front of French trade unions is holding firm in its innovative 3-month strike against President Macron’s rail reforms. The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) supports their struggle for fair transport and a quality...

13 Mar 2018
European transport unions call for European Labour Authority that works for workers
// // Transport unions across Europe listened carefully as Marianne Thyssen, EU Commissioner for Employment and Social Affairs, presented plans for a European Labour Authority (ELA). We hoped this new body would be a concrete step in...
 

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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

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