The socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on inland waterways transport (IWT) is vast and continues to grow. More needs to be done to ensure safety – in addition to safe sailing, safe working conditions onboard are paramount.
To deal with this crisis, the cooperation of authorities on all levels is critical. Today, ETF launched recommendations for urgent action and is calling on the European Commission, competent national authorities, local bodies and authorities, and employers to take heed.
In addition to ensuring an easy and safe crossing of borders and financial and social measures for the crew, ETF is giving particular attention to the actions of local authorities and employers.
ETF calls upon local organisations and authorities to:
ETF calls upon employers to:
More recommendations can be found in the ETF Inland Waterways Transport Section statement – available for download on your right.