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News June 1, 2023

Redefining maritime transport professions

After 4.5 years of exceptional contributions and hard work from all partners, the closing conference of the SkillSea project concluded yesterday in Brussels. when a new maritime skill sea strategy was launched.

Press Release May 31, 2023

ETF warns: until real social improvements occur, the chaos will continue in aviation

Until the aviation industry is ready to offer real solutions to address the ongoing social issues in the sector, the 2022 summer chaos will repeat in 2023, warns ETF. In a letter to the EU Commissioner for Transport, ETF indicates that an honest social dialogue and ensuring that aviation is a good place to work are crucial to building a sustainable aviation industry.

News May 26, 2023

A message of support from ETUC 15th Congress against further liberalisation of rail and attacks on French rail freight.

European Trade Union Confederation’s (ETUC) 15th Congress sends a resounding message of support for French railway workers. The ETUC has made a clear pledge of solidarity and cooperation with the transport workers of Europe in their struggle against policies that come at the expense of transport workers. With this support, the ETF strives to ensure that rail transport is a public service fit for a fair and sustainable Europe.

News May 25, 2023

European fishers joined forces to defend their work and reclaim their future

From Italy to France and Spain, the European fishers called on the European Commission to correlate its recent decisions regulating the sector to the realities of the industry. Across Europe, fishers joined forces and asked for tailored EU rules allowing them to maintain their jobs instead of making the EU depend only on imported fish products imports.

News May 23, 2023

Towards sustainability in the e-commerce supply chain

TeamHub country fiches are online! Within the Team Hub project – in which ETF is an associated partner – you have free access to short country-level analysis of the e-commerce and logistics sectors and labour conditions in Belgium, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, and Spain.

News May 18, 2023

International Day for Women in Maritime 2023

The ETF is working to address the current gender imbalance in the maritime, is promoting the role of women in the maritime industry as well as gender diversity and equality and is fighting gender stereotypes and gender discrimination.

In Focus


Green and Social Transport

Social issues and environmental concerns are two sides of the same coin. Fighting social dumping and climate action is one and the same struggle.


Protecting the workers behind online platforms

Platform work is challenging existing labour laws and regulations protecting workers. In this new setting, the ETF and its affiliates are fighting to ensure fair working conditions and employee status for platform workers.