ETF statement on the accident in the port of Genoa

10 May 2013

The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETFi) joins its affiliates FILT-CGIL, FIT-CISL and UILTRASPORTI in expressing their solidarity to the families of the workers victims of the accident that happened yesterday, 7 May 2013, in the port of Genoa. Pending the conclusions of the investigation regarding the cause of the accident, the ETF reiterates its call to see the improvement of safety in European ports become a central element in the European Ports Policy, in the framework of which a legislative proposal will be published shortly. Incidents like the one in Genoa show that the priority should not be given to the liberalisation of technical-nautical services, but to make European ports safer for all those who work in the sector.