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.
Event September 24, 2020
ETF is launching its first round of ETF Talks – Conversations that put social first! First topic? Trade unions build back BETTER!
News September 17, 2020
Yesterday, ETF’s sections made their demands on the future EU mobility strategy loud and clear at the Social Partners’ dedicated hearing. Workers must be at the centre of the strategy if the Commission truly wishes to achieve sustainability in transport.
News September 10, 2020
Taking the floor at a panel discussion at ETUC’s annual European Works Council conference, Livia Spera, General Secretary of European Transport Workers’ Federation denounced the many transport companies taking advantage of the crisis to lower working terms and conditions and disrespecting social dialogue and consultation rights at all levels.