News July 20, 2023

JT4Mobility – Road Transport Workshop: time to move in second gear towards Just Transition

With upcoming environmental legislation and new powertrain technologies, European road transport is at a crossroads. As jobs and working conditions continue to be impacted by new green transition-related regulations, road transport workers call for a Just Transition. As part of a joint EU-funded project, ETF and IndustriAll Europe organised a workshop dedicated to road transport sector.

News July 14, 2023

JT4Mobility Rail workshop: is Europe on track?

ETF and IndustriAll Europe joint JT4 Mobility workshop in Cologne discussed EU rail transport policies and rail development in Europe. Both organisations share concerns about constraints to achieve a Just Transition and the means currently available for rail workers, including the absence of a level playing field with other transport modes and insufficient investment.

Press Release July 12, 2023

ETF points out contradictions in EC’s Greening Transport Package

The advances that could come from the Greening Transport Package, presented by the European Commission, are shadowed by a striking incoherence that the ETF must point out. The facilitation of cross-border operations of “gigaliners”, the 44-tonne longer and heavier vehicles with European Modular Systems running on fossil fuels, will be an obstacle to reach a clean and just transition to a carbon-neutral freight industry.

News July 10, 2023

Greening Europe’s aviation sector must lead to good jobs

Aviation trade unions representing manufacturing and transport workers discussed about realities of the green and digital transitions for the workforce during an aviation workshop, as part of the joint ETT-IndustriAll JT4MOBILITY project. Participants in the workshop taking place in Charleroi – an important European hub for aviation – tried to identify possible recommendations and tools to ensure that the transitions are socially responsible.

Press Release July 6, 2023

ITF brings the voice of workers to Global Aviation Gender Summit 2023

Representatives ITF and ETF are attending this week’s ICAO Global Aviation Gender Summit 2023 in Madrid, Spain, to ensure the voices of women aviation workers from around the world are heard loud and clear and to press for changes that address the systemic challenges that have plagued the industry since its formation.

News July 5, 2023

For a safe revision of the European Train Drivers’ Directive

A good revision of the European Train Drivers’ Directive (TDD) must ensure safety and good working conditions first. It is what rail workers across Europe asked at a TDD debate hosted in the European Parliament. ETF has been following the TDD revision from the very start and is committed to achieving a safe and sustainable rail that provides high-quality jobs.

News July 5, 2023

The path to green transport: reviving rail freight across Europe

The rise of green transport starts with the end of social and environmental dumping in the transport sector. At the ETF, we advocate for a comprehensive re-evaluation of transport policies, with particular attention to reviving rail freight services across Europe.