COVID-19: As issues persist in European transport, ETF calls for swift action

15 Apr 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic, many structural issues of European transport were laid bare, further exacerbated by this extraordinary situation. While some action has been taken by the European Commission to address the issues, much more is required to ensure the safety and wellbeing of transport workers.

Today, ETF addressed another letter to the European transport Commissioner Adina-Ioana Vălean. We shared important developments on issues still persisting in European transport, our views and requests for action.

In addition to the updates, we urged the Commission to move the deadline for presenting the new smart and sustainable transport strategy that is currently planned for the third quarter of 2020.

The current circumstances will not allow for a proper consultation of stakeholders and member states. If the necessary time for an inclusive and democratic consultation is not allotted, this could result in yet another unsustainable transport policy that would further worsen the problems that are affecting our workers as well the sector’s transition towards the objectives of the European Green Deal.

The letter can be downloaded here and at your right-hand side.