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Press Release December 14, 2020

Maritime social partners request the European Commission to follow up on prompt and predictable disembarkation of rescued people in distress at sea

ECSA, the ETF, the ICS and the ITF addressed a joint letter to Commission President Von der Leyen, Vice President Schinas, Commissioner Johansson and Commissioner Vălean reiterating their call for the European Commission to follow up on the promise to ensure prompt and predictable disembarkation of people in distress at sea rescued by merchant vessels and their crews.

Statement December 10, 2020

All aboard for a European Year of Railway Workers!

The ETF calls for a European Year of Railway Workers. A year that not only focusses on how rail can best achieve to contribute to Europe’s climate neutrality but also on improving the working conditions for railway workers without which the industry would cease to function.

Press Release December 9, 2020

EU’s Mobility Strategy must step up its game in shaping socially and environmentally sustainable transport

Transport workers are the sector’s “most valuable asset” reads the newly published Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy, but proposed initiatives fall short in matching this statement. The ETF reiterates that to fulfil the goals of the Strategy and enable the transition to greener transport, it is essential to address social issues and foster worker engagement.

News December 7, 2020

ETF commits to the fight for equality

ETF Executive Committee adopted a resolution calling on the ETF and its affiliates to actively address the topics of diversity, equality and representation in their structures and their work.

News December 3, 2020

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.

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