“Get Me Home Safely” Campaign for Railway Workers

22 Nov 2023

After a first take on the Aviation workers, ETF’s campaign “Get me Home Safely” focuses now on railway workers. A video on the safety of railway workers was unveiled this week, shedding light on the often-overlooked issue of safe commuting for railway employees, especially women.

Trains around the Europe operate often round the clock, and countless workers, frequently begin or end their shifts at late hours. Unfortunately, the challenges they face in terms of safe commuting to and from work have been a long-standing concern, with little attention paid to their unique circumstances.

One particular aspect of this issue that deserves special consideration is its impact on women railway workers. For them, safe nighttime commuting can be especially daunting, raising concerns about their well-being and security. The ETF recognizes that safe commuting can’t be a luxury, but a fundamental right that every worker should enjoy.

To address these challenges, the ETF is calling for a collaborative effort involving employers, local and regional authorities, and trade unions. By working together, they can develop strategies and implement measures to guarantee safe commuting for all aviation workers.

Importantly, the International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 190, which addresses the elimination of violence and harassment in the world of work, emphasizes the employer’s obligation to ensure a safe and violence-free workplace, including safe commuting for employees.

The “Get Me Home Safely Campaign” is a vital step toward addressing an often-neglected aspect of aviation work, and the ETF is determined to champion the cause of safe commuting for all civil aviation workers. Through collaboration and awareness-raising initiatives like this campaign, the ETF aims to make a lasting difference in the lives of those who keep our aviation industry soaring.