Press Release November 30, 2023

ETF Launches Manifesto: A New Deal for Fair Transport

ETF announced the launch of the manifesto “A New Deal for Fair Transport,” today, ahead of the 2024 European Elections. This comprehensive manifesto outlines a series of critical demands aimed at reshaping the transport sector in Europe to ensure fairness, safety, and respect for all transport workers.

Opportunity to Tender November 29, 2023

Call for tender | Understanding the social impact of the green transition in the port sector

ETF is looking for an expert to conduct research in the port sector on green transition with a particular focus on the state of the art of the green transition in European ports, the changes to be expected in the upcoming years and the possible consequences for the workforce in the long run, in terms of new jobs profiles, new skills needed, impact on health and safety.

News November 28, 2023

Demanding Fair Transport: ETF and IRU Seek Remuneration Calculator

In the joint letter the ETF and IRU have shared with Commissioner Adina Vălean and Commissioner Nicolas Schmit, we called for the development of a remuneration calculator. This tool will be crucial for the enforcement of posting rules, providing clear and accessible information on remuneration standards across different countries. The calculator is expected to be a key resource in helping drivers, operators, and authorities; ensuring fair pay for road transport workers.

News November 27, 2023

ETF joined forces with partners for a Just Transition in Urban Public Transport

ETF organized a Sustainable Connections urban public transport networking event on November 24, just a few days before World Sustainable Transport Day. The event was part of the Urban Public Transport Committee (UPTC) workplan and brought together trade unions, environmental organisations, public transport operators/employers, city organisations, active transport advocates and others.

News November 24, 2023

The workers behind the Black Friday discounts

This Black Friday, as our inboxes are bursting with offers and savings from our favourite brands, ETF affiliates have been actively highlighting the workers behind the discounts! ETF Affiliates took action throughout Europe to show that the transport workers that make Black Friday happen have the support of their Unions to struggle for better wages and working conditions.

News November 24, 2023

Get Logistics Workers Home Safely!

Logistics last mile delivery network in Europe presents a complex and challenging landscape for drivers, many of whom are not directly employed by directly by the big players likle Amazon. Instead, these drivers are part of a vast web of subcontracted companies.

Statement November 22, 2023

ETF stands for public rail freight, for the jobs and the planet

The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) is urging the European Union to halt its investigations into state aid for DB Cargo in Germany and SNCF Fret in France. This call for action is part of a broader campaign to safeguard the future of rail freight in Europe, a sector critical to the continent’s environmental and economic health.

News November 22, 2023

“Get Me Home Safely” Campaign for Railway Workers

After a first take on the Aviation workers, ETF’s campaign “Get me Home Safely” focuses now on railway workers. A video on the safety of railway workers was unveiled this week, shedding light on the often-overlooked issue of safe commuting for railway employees, especially women.

Statement November 20, 2023

EU: Scrapping the return of the vehicle will harm the environment

The Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union issued a much-awaited statement on various aspects of the Mobility Package, including the return of the vehicle. On the latter, the Advocate General concludes that the legal provision should be annulled because it wasn’t justified by the legislator with an impact assessment.

News November 14, 2023

ETF Logistics: A Look Back at the Logistics Action Days

October brought a wave of solidarity and action across Europe with the Logistics Action Days (LDs), led by the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF). Spanning the continent with pivotal events in Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Sweden, and the UK, the LDs successfully amplified the voices of logistics workers, demonstrating the irreplaceable role they play in our daily lives and the economy.

News November 14, 2023

ETF Challenges EU New Proposal on Bus and Coach Drivers’ Working Hours

The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) organized a rally in protest against new rules on driving and rest times of bus and coach drivers. In front of the EU Commission, in Brussels, various MEPs and ETF affiliates from 6 countries spoke about the dangers of rules that will push driver fatigue further. 

Statement November 2, 2023

Serbia: Unite against the discrimination of cabin crew in Air Serbia!

In recent months, the Central Union of Aeronautical Stewardesses and Stewards (JSSSV) of Serbia has faced an unprecedented challenge. The dedicated union activists, including the President of JSSSV, have come under immense pressure for their union activities within Air Serbia. This troubling situation arose after collective bargaining negotiations collapsed earlier this year, and management unsuccessfully interfered in the latest cabin crew union elections.