Trade Unions Address Social Challenges in European Land Transport
With the pandemic, the climate crisis and technological advances, European Land Transport faces many key changes and challenges.
To respond to these changes, the EU resorted to policies and financial instruments that will unprecedentedly impact the modal share in land transport, and transport workers.
This EU-funded project will enable the ETF to put the social and labour dimensions at the core of this policy mix through the active involvement of transport workers and their unions.
The project will include four pillars addressing sector-specific challenges in rail, road, urban public transport and platform economy.
Road Transport Pillar: Tackling exploitation of third-country nationals in road transport
Rail Transport Pillar: Working conditions in rail under liberalisation
Urban Public Transport Pillar: Increase trade union capacity to address Urban Mobility trends
Platform Pillar: Getting unions’ foot in the door to organise platform workers
Findings from each pillar will feed into an ETF land transport vision in the form of policy recommendations.
The project will run until 30/01/24, and eight workshops will be organised to gather input from ETF’s transport unions and workers – two for each pillar.
A final conference will disseminate the project results.
“Strengthening the capacity of workers’ organisations to address social challenges in land transport in Europe” with financial support from the European Union