The ETF Railway Section campaign “Stop social dumping – for safe and social rail transport in Europe” wants safe and social rail transport.
Railway workers in Poland face difficulties caused by liberalisation, excessive workload and dangerous conditions. We pledged to stand together for Fair Transport!
Italian unions Filt Cgil, Fit Cisl and Uiltrasporti called a strike on Friday 26 October to fight for social protection and decent working conditions in the railway sector.
Social dumping occurs when companies abuse the opportunities offered by the free movement within the single market to undercut or evade existing labour standards and regulations, or to take unfair advantage of loopholes in the legislation. Europ’s railways market has many situations where social dumping can and does occur.
International rail freight corridors could transform Europe’s rail employment landscape, but competition between public and private operators could erode working conditions. Our research is helping ETF affiliates prepare for the change.
The European Rail Traffic Management System is an initiative backed by the European Union to enhance cross-border interoperability and the related signaling equipment by creating a single Europe-wide standard for train control and command systems. What will ERTMS mean for the working conditions of train drivers, traffic controllers and rolling stock maintenance personnel?