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Maritime Transport

This is a Section with many challenges. The high level of globalisation in maritime transport and the use of multinational crews, together with the proliferation of Flags of Convenience, makes it difficult to effectively implement existing regualtions in the sector. Seafarers are excluded from much of the EU social legislation. The ETF is pushing for a need for a much wider EU regulation framework, that would ensure that competition was based on the highest possible standards in safety, environmental and social terms, thus ensuring a level playing field for all those wishing to participate in carrying goods by sea between EU ports.

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News online

15 Jun 2018
Seminar in Hamburg spreads the word about European Works Councils
In the framework of an EU co-funded project jointly run by ETF and Syndex, workers’ representatives from ETF Maritime Transport and Dockers affiliates met in Hamburg on 14 and 15 June 2018 for a Seminar to get training on European Works’ Councils...

31 Jan 2018
Tomorrow’s shipping will still need skilled maritime professionals: Commissioner Bulc hears ETF’s opinion on future of maritime sector
// // The ETF Political Secretary for Maritime Transport, Philippe Alfonso, was invited to speak with EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc at a reception to mark the end of the 2017 EU Maritime Year. Asked about the future of the...
 

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Press releases

14 Jun 2018
Aquarius ship: ITF and ETF condemn actions of Italy and Malta
The ITF and ETF are deeply concerned by the refusal of Italy and Malta to meet their legal obligations of allowing the landing of the migrants who had been rescued by the Gibraltar flagged rescue ship, Aquarius. The ITF is also concerned about the...

08 Jun 2018
European and International Social Partners in the Maritime Sector call for specific procedures for seafarers to obtain Schengen visas
The European and International Social Partners in the Maritime Sector; the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA), the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International...
 

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