ETF joins 11th FILT CGIL Congress

On 27 and 28 November, our Italian affiliate FILT CGIL held its National Congress in Milan. Our General Secretary and President both attended the event, which commemorated the memory of Alessandro Rocchi.

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After 8 months, striking union workers in Istanbul are still waiting for German company to keep its promises


EU member states discuss ETF proposals on Mobility Package

The ETF organised a breakfast meeting about the EU Mobility Package with diplomats responsible for transport at the Permanent Representations – the Brussels offices of EU member states. The transport attachés of 12 member states attended the event, which was hosted by Austrian trade union organisations OGB and Vida, in cooperation with the Austrian Chamber of Labour. The purpose of the meeting was to explain and discuss trade union perspectives on the Mobility Package, which aims to simplify European rules…


ETF shares RMT satisfaction following Scottish government’s intention to secure public ferry services

After years of legal stalemate, ETF affiliate RMT and the Scottish Government made a joint approach to the European Commission in April 2016 over the possibility of using ‘Teckal’ case law to exempt public contracts for Scottish ferry services from the tendering requirements of Maritime Cabotage Regulation 3577/92. The European Transport Commissioner, Violeta Bulc replied to the Scottish Transport Minister Humza Yousaf MSP on 22 September 2016 that a Teckal exemption could apply to the Maritime Cabotage Regulation, although the…


We must end the war on tug tarrifs

Major tug operators are consolidating in order to increase profit margins by imposing unfair tariffs and demands on local tug operators.


ITF and UNI turn over new leaf with DHL

The ITF and fellow global union federation UNI turned over a new leaf in their relationship with the global delivery company Deutsche Post-DHL this week, as a joint statement on an Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) mediation was issued

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