Campaigns & Issues

Campaign

Our Rights - Your Safety

The European Commission is encouraging member states to limit the right to strike for workers in air traffic control (ATC). This is a clear attack on a fundamental right. and also an area where the Commission has no power to intervene. ETF will not let these threats pass.

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Safety first for bus and coach

Working as a bus or coach driver is not easy. Long working hours are the norm in this profession. Tasks include loading and unloading luggage, picking up and dropping off passengers, cleaning the bus or coach and preparing it for the next journey, and of course driving the passengers safely. The ETF fights for better conditions for bus and coach drivers.

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Enforcing the rules of the road

EU legislation covering bus, coach and road freight transport is vast, but poorly enforced. In recent years EU member states have cut up to 75% of their enforcement capacity as part of national austerity programmes. The ETF promotes smart enforcement and we have concrete proposals on it.

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Fighting for a fair EU Mobility Package

The Mobility Package is a massive revision of EU legislation on road transport. We are fighting for drivers’ wellbeing and the safety of all road users.

Issues

External Aviation

Air Transport Agreements (ATAs)are international agreements between the EU and non-EU countries. These agreements can have a major impact on the European aviation sector and its workers. Fairness and a level playing field must be at the heart of all ATAs.

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Just culture campaign to further improve aviation safety

Workers in air traffic management are responsible for keeping thousands of people safe every day. One way to improve safety is to analyse mistakes, learn lessons and adjust procedures and processes accordingly. Therefore organisations must foster a culture in which staff know they will be treated fairly.

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Lashing is Dockers' Work!

Lashing is the operation which secures cargo (containers, vehicles, general cargo, etc.) on board a ship.

Issues

Managerial and Professional Staff in Transport

Managerial and professional staff (MPS) face a wide range of specific workplace challenges, ranging from an excessive demand for availability to the risk of criminalisation when things go wrong.

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Cross-border cooperation against social dumping

Road transport is by nature a cross-border activity. That means we need cross-border cooperation between trade unions to defend drivers’ rights. A joint trade union cooperation office started operating in October 2017 precisely with aim. Trade unions from Belgium, Denmark, Sweden and Romania have agreed to assist unionised Romanian drivers working in these countries.

Issues

The Single European Sky

An EU project to streamline the management of European airspace. In practice this means moving from a purely national management of airspace and air traffic, towards a series of Functional Airspace Blocks which cross national borders

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Young Dockers

Young workers must become active in their unions.

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