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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.


News online

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...


Press releases

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...

05 Dec 2016
ETF calls MEPs to reject amended PSO Regulation on public transport
Today railway workers from more than 80 ETF and ITF affiliated trade unions and 42 countries gathering at 1 pm in front of the European Parliament (EP) in Brussels will urge Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to reject the Public Service...


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