Fair Tugging Campaign

19 Mar 2019

Our Fair Tugging campaign has kicked off! We want to fight back against the policies of global tug operators and the aggressive competition that is pushing down workers’ terms and conditions. We demand a level playing field for tug workers in Europe.

ETF affiliates across the continent are joining the campaign with tugs in Belgium, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands and the UK already flying the Fair Tugging flag!


Tugs in the Port of Antwerp have joined the fight.


Italian ETF affiliates took part in the Fair Tugging campaign with actions in the following locations:

  • Genova, La Spezia (Liguria)
  • Pozzallo (Sicilia)
  • Civitavecchia (Roma)
  • Gioia Tauro (Calabria)
  • Salerno,napoli (Campania)
  • Ravenna (Emilia Romagna)
  • Termoli (Molise)
  • Vasto, Ortona (Abruzzo)


These are the pictures of the actions taken by our Spanish affiliates in Port of A Coruña and Port of Marín (Pontevedra).


Fair Towage campaign in Europe continues in the Netherlands were ETF affiliates demand a decent CBA


Unite the Union in London sent a message of support.