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News April 30, 2020

May Day 2020: Why trade unions matter now more than ever

Now more than ever, it is important to acknowledge transport workers all over Europe and highlight the key role unions will play in protecting their working conditions, wages and employment after the health crisis subsides.

Worker's Story April 27, 2020

COVID-19: Italian docker reports from Livorno

Many Italian dockers have continued working during the COVID-19 pandemic. Michele Innocenti shares his experience of working in these extraordinary circumstances.

Union Action April 27, 2020

COVID-19: Seafarers’ unions secure workers’ repatriation

Border closures and travel restrictions put in place in response to COVID-19 have created miserable conditions onboard ships. Three of the ETF affiliate unions report on their actions in securing the easier movement of seafarers.

Statement April 23, 2020

COVID-19 – Railway workers keep society running!

ETF calls on governments and competent authorities managing public transport services, railway companies and infrastructure managers as well as all sub-contractors delivering services to the railways to recognize the importance of railway workers and to respect their health and safety, employment, financial stability and collective rights. Our statement lays out what should be done to protect railway workers, and looks towards the future of railways after COVID-19.

Union Action April 23, 2020

COVID-19: Passenger charter is “key element in guaranteeing a safe way to work” in public transport (vida, younion joint action)

ETF affiliates vida and younion; the Austrian Chamber of Economics representing the employers, and the Ministry for Climate, Environment, Mobility and Energy have adopted a “Passenger Charter” that aims to create a safe atmosphere and rebuild the trust of passengers and workers after weeks of being warned not to use public transport.

Statement April 22, 2020

ETF addresses letter to German Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure ahead of German Presidency in Council of the EU

In the light of the upcoming German Presidency in the Council of the European Union, the ETF has addressed a letter to Andreas Scheuer, Germany’s Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. We pinpoint the issues in the transport sector that are currently of the utmost urgency in the context of the COVID-19 crisis as well as outline our priorities for the future EU transport policy.

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