SNCF’s latest measure is a far cry from the Women in Rail Agreement signed by Social Partners in the rail sector (CER and ETF) back in November, which is binding and aims to attract more women to the rail sector, and improve their working conditions.
Yes! More Women in Transport: Over 100 trade unionists and workers from 24 countries and 42 trade unions came together for a two-day conference from 20 – 21 October to identify future priorities for the ETF Women’s Committee Work Programme which will be adopted at ETF’s Congress in May 2022.
Social partners ETF and CER reached a provisional agreement in the final round of negotiations at EU level for a binding agreement aimed at promoting employment of women in the sector.
ILO Violence and Harassment Convention 190 – the first international treaty to address violence and harassment – comes into force. ETF continues to call on countries to ratify, but unions are already taking action and can use ETF’s Workplace Guidance to put the topic on the agenda.
Today, the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF), representing employees, and the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER), representing railway sector employers, resumed negotiations at EU-level for a binding agreement aimed at promoting women’s employment in the sector.
“In the transport sector, violence and harassment are still often seen as part of the job. And that is unacceptable”. On International Women’s Day, the ETF joins the international trade union movement to call on governments to ratify the ILO Violence and Harassment Convention no. 190, which will come into force in June this year.
In view of their 2021 Summit, the International Transport Forum (ITF) launched their Annual Gender in Transport Consultation to bring together all perspectives needed to advance gender equality in the transport sector. As an ITF stakeholder, ETF sent in a written contribution focussing how to make the transport sector attractive for women to work in and on the impacts of COVID-19 on women transport workers.