ETF Maritime team issues an open letter on World Maritime Day, calling on the EU to be the leading force in working towards true sustainability, in promoting high social and environmental standards, and reaching the Sustainable Development Goals.
Taking the floor at a panel discussion at ETUC’s annual European Works Council conference, Livia Spera, General Secretary of European Transport Workers’ Federation denounced the many transport companies taking advantage of the crisis to lower working terms and conditions and disrespecting social dialogue and consultation rights at all levels.
Dockers gathered in front of the headquarters of the Gdańsk terminal management office today, voicing concerns over the lack of sanitary breaks in the port during the COVID-19 pandemic and the reluctancy of management to have a meaningful negotiation for the renewal of the collective bargaining agreement.
The ETF Dockers’ Section has sent a letter to the Italian Ministry of Transport in support of the requests of its Italian affiliates, asking for rules that clarify the problem of self-handling in ports.
ETF joins the ETUC in calling on the EU Council to speed up payment of EU emergency support for health and protecting incomes and jobs and agree on an EU Jobs Recovery Plan for massive investment & solidarity. For the transport industry, a recovery plan should not be back-to-business-as-before – a policy shift must accompany it!
In an open letter addressed to the EU’s Transport Ministers, the ETF makes a plea for a transparent, inclusive, and open process to shape up the future transport policy.
Today, we remember the dead and fight for the living! Transport workers deserve dignity and safety at work and we are fighting for their rights!
Many Italian dockers have continued working during the COVID-19 pandemic. Michele Innocenti shares his experience of working in these extraordinary circumstances.
ETF prepared an overview of EU legislation that protects workers’ right to protective equipment in the workplace.