EU Elections: ETF Sectoral Manifestos Launched

14 Feb 2024

Building on the groundswell of support for our comprehensive “A New Deal for Fair Transport” manifesto, we are proud to announce the launch of sectoral manifestos dedicated to Aviation, Logistics, Dockers & Seafarers, and Railways. These focused documents delve deeper into the specific challenges and demands of each sector, solidifying our unwavering commitment to securing fair treatment and decent jobs for all transport workers across Europe.

The “A New Deal for Fair Transport” manifesto laid out a powerful vision for a future where transport workers are valued, respected, and empowered. However, we recognize that each sector within the transport industry faces its own unique set of challenges. Our new sectoral manifestos address these nuances head-on, providing targeted roadmaps for achieving fair working conditions and social justice in each domain.

Soaring High: The Aviation Manifesto tackles issues like precarious work, chronic fatigue, and ever-present safety concerns. It demands fair contracts, job security, and improved working conditions for pilots, cabin crew, ground staff, and all aviation professionals who keep our skies safe and our communities connected.

Navigating the Maze: The Logistics Manifesto confronts the complexities of automation, platformization, and the ever-expanding gig economy. It calls for decent wages, robust social protection, and the fundamental right to collective bargaining for all logistics workers, ensuring they are not left behind in the digital age.

Anchors Aweigh: The Dockers & Seafarers Manifesto sets sail against port congestion, automation-driven job losses, and unfair competition. It advocates for safe working environments, living wages, and strong unions that give dockworkers and seafarers a voice in shaping their industry’s future.

On the Right Track: The Railways Manifesto challenges the tide of privatization, liberalization, and job cuts that threaten the stability and social fabric of the European railway sector. It demands investment in public rail infrastructure, job security for railway workers, and open social dialogue to ensure a sustainable and equitable future for the industry.

The launch of these sectoral manifestos is not an endpoint but a springboard for action. We encourage all stakeholders – transport workers, policymakers, employers, and the wider public – to explore these manifestos and join us in building a fairer transport industry.

Whether you’re a pilot soaring through the clouds, a warehouse worker ensuring essential goods reach their destination, a docker securing cargo ships, or a train driver keeping passengers safe, your voice matters. Together, we can amplify the collective demands of each sector and build a transport industry that works for everyone.