ETF is the recognised social partner for the railway sector representing railway workers. Together with the railway employers – European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) and European Rail Infrastructure Managers (EIM) – we form the Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for Railways.
Our common goal is to make sure that Europe implements a Single European Railway Area where workers enjoy decent working conditions and where their social rights are respected. At the same time, through social dialogue and the consultation obligations of the European Commission, we are able to react to new developments in the railway sector and exchange views on current challenges with all parties concerned.
The main topics in our current work programme for 2021-2022 are:
We make progress on these topics through projects we run together with our social partners; by developing joint recommendations and agreements; or by participating in joint working groups.
Press Release July 1, 2021
Social partners ETF and CER reached a provisional agreement in the final round of negotiations at EU level for a binding agreement aimed at promoting employment of women in the sector.
Press Release May 18, 2021
Today, the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF), representing employees, and the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER), representing railway sector employers, resumed negotiations at EU-level for a binding agreement aimed at promoting women’s employment in the sector.
News December 18, 2020
European social partners in rail, ETF and CER, issued a joint declaration, expressing gratitude to railway workers who worked throughout the pandemic and recognising the key role the sector can play in a green and social future.