Issues March 18, 2020
Projects March 9, 2020
We shape digital transformation in the railway sector.
Campaign May 23, 2019
Women are seriously under-represented in the workforce of the European railway enterprises. The European social partners for rail are calling for action to promote better integration and participation of women in the railway sector.
Railways are the backbone of a sustainable transport system. For 20 years the Europe’s railway sector has been undergoing constant reforms and restructuring – partly imposed by EU legislation, partly by national governments or company decisions. With the adoption of the 4th Railway Package the EU railway market is now fully liberalised. Competition brings new actors and new business models to the sector, increasing fragmentation. The creation of a Single European Railway Area facilitates cross-border operations and activities. But we see that the liberalisation of the rail freight market, completed in 2006, has not brought more freight transport onto the rails.
In this environment the ETF Railways Section fights social dumping and works to assure railway safety in this open, competitive and fragmented rail market. The ETF is a key actor when it comes to railway policy and promoting railways for the benefit of workers, passengers and the environment.
News July 16, 2020
ETF is shocked and saddened to learn about the terrible rail accident on 14 July 2020 near Prague which resulted in the death of one of the train drivers, and 35 injured. ETF presents its sincere condolences to the family, loved ones, friends and colleagues of the train driver.
News July 15, 2020
On World Youth Skills Day 2020, the ETF highlights the need for quality training, skills, room for professional development to attract young workers to the transport sector, but above all emphasises the need for decent working conditions!
News July 10, 2020
ETF was shocked and saddened to learn about the terrible rail accident on 7 July 2020 near Pernink in Karlovy Vary, Czechia. We present our sincere condolences to the families, loved ones, relatives, friends and colleagues of the victims of this tragic accident.