Issue: Women in Transport

IWD 2021: Employers and governments must do more to protect women at work!

“In the transport sector, violence and harassment are still often seen as part of the job. And that is unacceptable”. On International Women’s Day, the ETF joins the international trade union movement to call on governments to ratify the ILO Violence and Harassment Convention no. 190, which will come into force in June this year.  

Statement
8 Mar 2021

ETF’s reply to International Transport Forum Consultation stresses urgent need to make transport fit for women to work in

In view of their 2021 Summit, the International Transport Forum (ITF) launched their Annual Gender in Transport Consultation to bring together all perspectives needed to advance gender equality in the transport sector. As an ITF stakeholder, ETF sent in a written contribution focussing how to make the transport sector attractive for women to work in and on the impacts of COVID-19 on women transport workers.

News
4 Mar 2021

ETF voices concerns over missing Pay Transparency Directive

The ETF wrote to European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen today to share growing concerns over her unfulfilled promise to introduce ‘binding pay transparency measures’ within 100 days of entering office. Further delay could have far-reaching consequences on women transport workers and women workers alike.

News
12 Jan 2021

EU Mobility Strategy – not without transport workers!

In its response to the upcoming Strategy for a Sustainable and Smart Mobility, the ETF sets out five key pillars to ensure that future industrial policies for transport combine both employment and climate protection and ensure fundamental change to build an environmental and socially sustainable sector.

News
3 Dec 2020

World Toilet Day: Women Transport Workers tell it like it is

Part of providing a safe and adequate work environment for women transport workers is having and providing access to decent sanitary facilities. However, when we interviewed around 3,000 women in transport, it emerged that access to toilets is a serious issue affecting their health and safety at work.

Statement
19 Nov 2020
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