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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

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...

21 Dec 2017
ETF Seafarers host EU Committee and make progress at Social Dialogue
The MTS EU committee held yesterday productive discussions about upcoming projects and priorities regarding the EU Institutions. Representatives of affiliate unions agreed that fair shipping in EU waters should be a key policy aim over the coming...
 

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Press releases

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...

08 Mar 2018
Maritime unions and employers on International Women's Day 2018 - The Time is NOW
// //   European shipowners and transport workers are jointly marking International Women's Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day is also a call to action for...
 

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