Campaigns & Issues


Issues September 23, 2018

Our gender equality training package

ETF Gender training package:  a support tool for trade union activists – women and men – to share and develop their knowledge and experience in the field of gender equality.  

Issues September 11, 2020

Green and Social Transport

Social issues and environmental concerns are two sides of the same coin. Fighting social dumping and climate action is one and the same struggle.


Campaign September 23, 2018

Ground Handling Campaign

Don’t mess with ground handling jobs! ETF campaign for better EU regulation and fair rules on transfer of staff.


Campaign September 23, 2018

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.


Campaign August 6, 2018

Lashing is Dockers' Work!

Lashing is a complex and hazardous task in ports, but a vital one to ensure that cargo, ships and seafarers reach their destination safely. That is why seafarers’ collective bargaining agreements signed by the ITF and its affiliate unions include a clause stating that lashing can only be done by qualified dockers unless otherwise agreed by the local dockers’ unions.


Issues September 4, 2018

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.

Issues January 20, 2021

Mobility Package: Next Steps

From July 2020 a new set of EU rules covering market and social aspects governs road transport in the EU, both for passenger and freight. Now the Package needs to be supported by a series of concrete legally-binding implementation measures and guidance on how rules have to be applied and enforced. The ETF is on it!


Campaign January 20, 2021

Cross-border cooperation against social dumping

Road transport is a cross-border activity; this calls for cross-border cooperation between trade unions to defend drivers’ rights due to the increasing complexity of mobile workers’ issues. In 2017, the ETF set up an International Trade Union Cooperation Office gathering five trade unions from Belgium, Denmark, Romania and Sweden. The aim? To assist in organising and defending Romanian truck drivers working abroad to ensure that employers respect their national and European rights!


Projects August 7, 2019

Pillars of the Sea

Sea fishing remains one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. We are working with our social partner, Europêche, to make it safer. We are developing guidelines on medical examinations and the recruitment of migrant fishers. We are also pushing EU member states to implement international agreements that will make our seas a better place to work.