The ETF Dockers’ Section ran in 2012-2013 a project, co-funded by the European Commission, on ‘Monitoring collective bargaining processes and outputs in the EU ports sector’. The project’s objectives included:
The project was coordinated by the ETF Secretariat in cooperation with EVA Academy, and it was run through a survey of ETF affiliates conducted as interviews and questionnaires. Moreover, collective bargaining agreements in the port sector at national, port or company level were collected, translated and analysed. The research work was done, on behalf of the ETF and EVA, to Labour Research Department (LRD).
A final conference in the framework of the project was held in Genoa, Italy on 27 and 28 June 2013, gathering more than 50 ETF members, experts on industrial relations in ports and representatives of other European industry federations.
An 80-page final report, documenting the analysis of the agreements, was produced by LRD and was distributed to the ETF members.