ETF joins 11th FILT CGIL Congress

30 Nov 2018

On 27 and 28 November, our Italian affiliate FILT CGIL held its 11th National Congress in Milan. 475 delegates, 317 men and 158 women, from all over Italy took part in the meetings. Together they represent 150.000 members in the transport industry.

The Congress began with a commemoration of Alessandro Rocchi, FILT CGIL’s former General Secretary, who died on 4 November after a brief illness. The General Secretary of the national federation (CGIL), Susanna Camusso commemorated him as a union leader of few words, but always strong and attentive to the issues affecting all transport workers in the country.

Our Fair Transport Europe campaign also received a great deal of attention. Union activists handed out campaign leaflets, while Congress delegates took the opportunity to take pictures alongside Fair Transport banners.

On the first day of the Congress, the ETF was represented by our General Secretary Eduardo Chagas and our President Frank Moreels, who also shared their fond memories about Alessandro Rocchi.