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No to social dumping! Yes to a fair transfer of staff!

From 3 to 5 December, Syndex and the ETF organised a working seminar in Sesimbra, Portugal, as part of the project Workers’ influence on outsourcing, tender processes and transfer of employment contract: Watch the gap!

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ETF Statement on Single-Pilot Operations

Our pilot’s representatives learned that the aviation industry is pushing for single-pilot operations to be technologically feasible from mid-2020. The ETF expresses its great concern on this evolution of the air transport sector.

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ETF Women’s Committee elects Sara Tripodi as new chairwoman

The ETF Women’s Committee elected Sara Tripodi (FILT CGIL, Italy) as their new chairwoman. New women representatives in the ETF Executive Committee, a women’s representative in the ETF Management Committee and a new Committee member were also elected. Congratulations to all!

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Time’s Up for Violence Against Women!

To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, ETF’s Acting General Secretary, Livia Spera, has joined other women trade union leaders in signing a letter to the European Commission President-designate Ursula von der Leyen, and Equality Commissioner-designate, Helena Dalli, on their proposals to increase EU action against violence against women.

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World Toilet Day 2019: Toilet rights are a human right!

The lack of accessible sanitation facilities and sufficient break times is an issue that heavily affects transport workers in all sectors. That’s why today of all days especially, the ETF calls for safe, decent and sufficient toilets and other sanitation facilities for all transport workers in Europe.

Event

No automation without negotiation!

The ETF Dockers’ automation roadshow went on tour again. This time, upon the invitation from our Turkish affiliate Liman-İş, we spent two days (7-8 November) in Mersin, a city with a major port – Mersin International Port. The speakers from BTB (Belgium), FNV (the Netherlands) and ver.di (Germany) shared their varied experiences in addressing the different levels of automation and digitalisation in their respective ports.

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First CBA in the River Cruise Sector – smooth sailing ahead?

ETF welcomes the CBA and acknowledges it as a first step in the right direction. Further positive changes are on their way as on November 7, the official negotiations for a European-wide agreement between IG River Cruise, European Barge Union (EBU) and ETF commenced.  European Social Partners hope to reach a meaningful agreement by Autumn 2020.

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Landing obligation has led to increased workload for fishers

The EU Social Partners in Sea Fisheries ETF and Europêche adopted a joint resolution on the socio-economic impact of the EU landing obligation on the fishing industry. They agreed to call on the European Commission to revise the EU landing obligation so that it is consistent with other legal instruments adopted by the EU, in particular, Directive 2017/159 and the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU.

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