The transport sector in Europe is changing rapidly. Globalisation, digitalisation and automation, demographic changes and climate change massively impact on all transport workers. However, there is only awareness of the specific ways that these trends will affect women transport workers and their jobs.
The ETF Women’s Committee Priorities for 2022-2027:
1. Campaign: “Yes! More women in transport – make the transport sector fit for women to work in”.
2. Shaping the impact of digitalisation and automation on women transport workers
Covid 19 has accelerated digitalisation and policies on the green transformation of transport are much based on technological innovation, D&A and Artificial Intelligence. The ongoing digitalisation of the transport sector has a disproportionate negative impact on women jobs in certain sectors and professions, but D&A also offers opportunities for women, which have to be shaped and used.
3. Fighting violence against women in the transport sector
Gender based violence, harassment and sexual harassment remain a major problem and barrier for women across all transport modes and even more, the Covid 19 pandemic has accelerated violence against women, both, at the work place and domestically.