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.

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.