Fair Transport for Europe

Unions and workers together for dignity at work

European transport workers are under attack, facing unfair competition, social dumping and exploitation. The result: job losses, poor working conditions, precarious contracts and low wages.

But another way is possible. Workers across Europe are joining forces. We demand that employers and politicians unleash the power of transport to create millions of quality jobs for Europe. That’s Fair Transport!

Fair Transport Europe is the ETF’s campaign against social dumping in the European transport sector. We are fighting for quality jobs for transport workers and a safe, reliable service for customers. European transport trade unions are standing together to demand an end to unfair competition and exploitation. We’re organising across Europe to show the strength of our movement, building up to an international week of action in March 2019. With the European Elections fast approaching, we expect clear commitments from politicians that they will defend and develop quality work in the transport sector.

Every part of the ETF, including our affiliates across Europe , is participating in the Fair Transport campaign. You’ll find some information and news here, but the full story is on the campaign website.

 

More about Fair Transport

Unions are at the table as European Parliament ushers in new Labour Authority

MEPs have formally signed off on a proposal to create a new European Labour Authority to oversee fair application of EU labour laws to workers who move around Europe. A huge step forward! Trade unions will have a major role in the powerful new body. But there is more work to do, so that transport workers are fully covered.

Statement
17 Apr 2019

Fair Transport action week: day four

It’s the final day of actions around Europe, and many affiliates start their journey to Brussels. Meanwhile, our rally in Strasbourg attracts the support of MEPs.

News
26 Mar 2019

Transport workers, trade unions and MEPs all together for a Fair Transport

Our Fair Transport action week is for workers and policymakers all over Europe. But of course the European Parliament is a very special audience for us. That is why hundreds of transport workers from different countries were in Strasbourg today for a demonstration with trade unions and MEPs.

Event
26 Mar 2019

Fair Transport in Europe: Young workers on the move

Our young workers have a special role to play in the Fair Transport action week. They are traveling through Europe to the demo in Brussels, gathering stories from workers and unions to show the daily reality of social dumping. Check out their video diaries here!

News
26 Mar 2019

European Dockers stand together in the fight for Fair Transport!

ETF affiliates representing dockers have held simultaneous actions in three countries as part of the Fair Transport Europe action week. Today saw actions for fair pensions in Rotterdam, on lashing in Hamburg and Bremerhaven, and in support of drivers’ rights and tighter road inspections in Antwerp.

News
25 Mar 2019

Fair Transport action week: day two

Day 2 of our international action week sees another impressive mix of actions, debate and personal stories – as ever more workers start the trip to Brussels for our demonstration on 27 March.

News
24 Mar 2019

Fair Transport action week: day one

The first day of our Fair Transport action week is behind us and ETF affiliates have already taken part all over Europe. We are astonished at the support that we got in only 36 hours.

News
23 Mar 2019

Our Nordic affiliate unions stand together for Fair Transport

Transport workers and unions across the Nordic region are standing up for Fair Transport in Europe. Nordic Transport Workers’ Federation met up with Denmark’s 3F at the Transport Trade Fair in Herning to support Nordic actions against social dumping.

News
23 Mar 2019
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