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 April 6, 2020
VSZ, Trade Union of Hungarian Railwaymen, is working hard to guarantee a safe workplace for their railway workers!
Worker's Story April 3, 2020
Women transport workers from Italy speak out about working during COVID-19!
News April 3, 2020
We were shocked and saddened to learn of the terrible train accident of April 3, 2020, near the German town of Auggen in which a German locomotive driver lost his life and several other transport workers were injured. We express our solidarity with our German affiliates and all transport workers in this difficult moment.