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Urban Public Transport

Specific ETF activities on urban public passenger transport started in 2000 with the European Commission's proposal for a Regulation on Public Service Obligations in Passenger Transport, which introduced obligatory competitive tendering of all public passenger transport services which were publicly funded or benefit from exclusive rights. The ETF Sections involved - road and rail - concluded the following principles, which have laid the framework for ETF work ever since:  Public authorities must be able to decide independently on how to organise public passenger transport; Where public passenger transport is subject to competitive tender, the authorities have to apply quality criteria including social criteria: Public transport workers must be fully protected in the case of change of transport operator.

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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...

11 May 2017
ETF welcomes opinion ECJ Advocate General on Uber
“Uber is not an information service provider but a transport company and must comply with all employers’ obligations” Advocate General of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) Maciej Szpunar clarified in his opinion today, Thursday 11 May, that Uber...
 

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