Aviation in the spotlight at European Works Council seminar in Madrid

We’ve made a great start on our project ‘EWCs in Transport: more and better participation now!’. There are specific challenges in civil aviation companies when it comes to European Works’ Councils, but ETF affiliates showed interest in addressing a number of companies that meet the requirements for the creation of a new EWC.


Can Macron’s grand offer to Europe really hold back the populist wave?

As the EU stumbles and voters look to populist forces, French President Macron has presented an ambitious vision for Europe. However, he does not give enough focus to the social crisis at the root of citizen’s discontent. Now workers are taking the lead, building international solidarity for a positive vision of Europe. The ETF with its Fair Transport campaign is at the forefront of this new approach.

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European Commission adopts social agenda for aircrews, but it is late and incomplete

The European Commission has adopted its report on social standards in aviation. The non-binding proposals, will set the tone for EU work on aircrews. We’ve worked hard for more than one year to feed the Commission with ideas and thoughts that defend workers, and today we are concerned by the Commission’s lack of ambition.


Members of European Parliament hear our vision for a Fair Transport in Europe

Our meetings with European political groups continue. On 26 and 28 February ETF spoke with leaders of the European Peoples Party (EPP) and the Greens/EFA. EU elections are just around the corner, and politicians were interested to hear our proposals to end social dumping in the transport sector and our social approach to automation and digitalisation.


It’s time to take Fair Transport Europe to the next level!

In just one month, thousands of workers will be converge on Brussels for a huge demo to mark the high point of our Fair Transport Europe campaign against social dumping. We will march through the city and raise our voice to demand that politicians and employers put an end to exploitation and unfair competition!


ETF unions in Hungary plan to put European solidarity into action

Our General Secretary visited Budapest to hear in person about the problems facing transport workers in the country. Our affiliates also discussed the next steps for the Fair Transport Europe campaign and our training programme for union activists in Central and Eastern Europe.

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