Press Release September 20, 2023

Trade unions globally protest union-busting ‘green’ company Ørsted

Unions affiliated to the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the International Dockworkers Council (IDC) will deliver a letter today to key Ørsted offices, and organise protests in key ports in North America, Europe, Australia and the UK. Ørsted US has failed to negotiate in good faith, breaking promises to workers and union members represented by the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) in New London, Connecticut.

News September 15, 2023

Water Transport Employment in Europe: The Role of Governance

The European waterborne transport sector should be considered a strategic and key asset.
It is just one of the conclusions the ETF underlines in the recently published final report of the EU-funded project “A fair and sustainable waterborne transport in Europe”. The report assesses the current state of water transport employment in Europe, links it to water transport governance and provides recommendations for reform.

Statement September 14, 2023

President von der Leyen must back support of social partners with action!

Following the SOTEU 2023, the European Transport Workers’ Federation calls on the EC President, Ursula von der Leyen, and the European Commission at large, to back statements of support for social partners and trade unions with bold and substantive actions, policy and legislation.

News September 14, 2023

MSC announces takeover of HHLA terminal group

The future of Hamburg port workers should not be put at risk! ETF calls on the Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) – the world’s largest container line – to commit to preserving jobs, fair working conditions and respecting the collective agreement in case of taking the German terminal group Hamburger Hafen und Logistik (HHLA).

Opportunity to Tender September 11, 2023

Call for tender | Training expert in aviation

The aim of the project ‘No Going Back: Protecting rights and promoting social dialogue in aviation through times of crisis’ is to learn from the experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic and help prepare trade unions for future crises through a combination of written guidance material and practical training through implementation workshops. A particular focus will be on change management and the expected changes through the green and digital transition and the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in the aviation sector.

News September 8, 2023

Driving the future: a Just Transition to smart and sustainable mobility

Faced with the major challenge of reducing emissions from transportation, transport and manufacturing workers have built a solid platform to develop joint Just Transition strategies for 20 million workers in the mobility ecosystem. Their first joint project concludes today.

Statement September 1, 2023

ETF Solidarity after railway accident in Italy

ETF in solidarity with Italian Unions after 5-death tragedy in Italy’s railway.

A serious rail accident occurred last night on the railway line between Brandizzo and Chivasso, Italy. Five railway infrastructure maintenance workers died, and 3 other workers were injured.

News September 1, 2023

Climate change and transport – A Toolkit for Transport trade unions

This “ETF Climate Change Toolkit for Transport Trade Unions” aims to raise awareness among ETF affiliates of climate change as a core trade union issue. Transport trade unions cannot wait but must act proactively in the interest of their members to ensure just transition.

Opportunity to Tender August 7, 2023

Deadline extended: Call for Tender| WOMEN TRANSPORT WORKERS – Making the transport sector fit for women to work in – how to use the twin transition for the benefit of women through gender mainstreaming?

ETF is looking for external experts to conduct a study and develop ‘gender mainstreaming transport policies’ recommendations related to the green and digital transition to the benefit of women employment in the sector.
Deadline for application was extended to 23 August 2023.

News August 2, 2023

An ETF vision for sustainable transport

On Earth Overshoot Day, ETF releases its vision for Sustainable Transport. In our position paper, we present transport workers’ and transport trade unions’ demands for building a sustainable transport sector.

Press Release July 27, 2023

Second wildcat strike in Grafenhausen shines new light on continued human rights abuses in European road transport

Over 130 truck drivers, who come from countries including Georgia, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, the Philippines, and Tajikistan, are gathered at the rest area in Grafenhausen, Germany to demand pay owed them by the Polish trucking consortium Mazur Group or Agmaz-Lukmas-Imperia.
It is the second wildcat strike by truck drivers in Germany and has brought renewed attention to the urgent need for intervention by government and industry stakeholders to protect the rights of third-country nationals.