Launch of the ETF survey on what the transport sector needs to be more attractive for women

7 Oct 2019

On the occasion of the World Day for Decent Work on 7 October 2019, the ETF launches an online survey on how to make transport fit for women to work in.

Its aim is to collect data and evidence about experiences of women working in the transport sector and to find out what would make the transport job more attractive for them.

The online survey targets women workers from all transport sectors in Europe and will be open until 29 November 2019.

The results will be used to develop our vision on how to make the transport sector fit for women to work in and to raise awareness – of the large public and of EU policy makers – on the real causes for the low rate of women’s participation in transport with a particular focus on young women in transport.


The transport sector is still a male dominated industry. Only about 22% of transport workers are women. This percentage is increasing and women are becoming an important part of the transport workforce. However, in practice, there has been little change in the work environment and conditions for women transport workers.

The ETF believes that the transport sector needs to be made more accommodating to women workers. Improving workplace quality and accessibility for women is crucial if women are to build a career in transport professions. Therefore, substantial changes are needed in terms of working conditions, access to decent facilities and workplace safety.

A better and more attractive workplace is good for all workers!

Where to access the online survey

The online survey is available in the following languages:

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