Issues March 18, 2020
Projects July 13, 2019
The training sessions will provide an insight into the complex economic and financial decision-making processes in the maritime and port industries.
Campaign September 22, 2018
Our campaign for dignity at work. No to social dumping and wage exploitation in transport!
Campaign August 6, 2018
Lashing is the operation which secures cargo (containers, vehicles, general cargo, etc.) on board a ship. This is a hard and hazardous task, but a vital one to ensure that cargo, ships and seafarers reach their destination safely. That is why seafarers’ collective bargaining agreements signed by the ITF and its affiliate unions contain a clause stating that lashing can only be done by qualified dockers, unless otherwise agreed by the local dockers’ unions.
Young workers must become active in their unions. This is why the ETF Dockers’ Section started working in cooperation with the ETF Youth Committee on activating a network of young dockers in international union work.
Projects July 27, 2018
Training and qualifications are a core topic for the ETF Dockers’ Section. This project gathered and disseminated knowledge on the different training and qualification systems in place in the EU, making ETF and our affiliates leading experts on the issue. We also organised debates with our partners, such as port authorities and operators, along with training centres and institutional actors.
Ports are changing. Bigger ships, shifting trade patterns and new technologies. But what does this mean for European port workers?